Florida Toll Road State Funds, Amendment 2 (1954)

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The Florida Toll Road State Funds Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on November 2, 1954.

This amendment sought to modify Article IX of the Florida Constitution to prohibit the use of state funds for toll roads extending more than three counties.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No84,19856.80%
Yes 64,042 43.20%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1953-1954) (p.350-54)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 2

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE IX

A proposed amendment to Article IX by adding thereto an additional section to numbered by Secretary of State, providing that no state funds shall be expended to pay obligations incurred to construct, reconstruct, maintain, service, repair, purchase or lease any toll road extending into more than three countries.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

Section __. State funds shall not be used, appropriated or expended to construct, reconstruct, maintain, service, repair, purchase or lease any toll road extending into more than three counties or to pay the principal or interest of any revenue certificates or other evidences of indebtedness to construct, reconstruct, maintain, service, repair, purchase or lease any toll road extending into more than three counties.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 1, 1954
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-54,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.