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Florida Broward County Tax Assessment, Amendment 8 (1948)

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Florida Broward County Tax Assessment Amendment, also known as Amendment 8, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the ballot in Florida that was approved in the general election on November 2, 1048.

The amendment modified Article VIII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the assessment and collection of all taxes in the county of Broward.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 8 (1948)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 86,519 57.67%
No63,50642.33%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1947-1948)

Text of measure

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This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

NO. 8

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT

ARTICLE VIII

A proposed amendment of Article VIII by adding thereto two additional sections to be numbered by the Secretary of State, providing in Broward County, Florida, after January 1, 1950, for the assessment by the County Tax Assessor and collection by the County Tax Collector of taxes levied in said county on all property for all state, county, school and municipal purposes by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts and any other taxing districts and by municipalities which by ordinance request that their taxes be so assessed, and providing for the legislature to enact laws, specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of such officers and the manner in which their duties shall be performed.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section __. From and after January 1, 1950, the county tax assessor in the county of Broward, State of Florida, shall assess all property for all state, county, school, and municipal taxes to be levied in the county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts and municipalities which by ordinance request their taxes to be so assessed.

The legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1949 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax assessor, designated in the first paragraph of this section, and shall likewise, provide by law for the extension on the assessment roll of the county tax assessor of all taxes levied by the State, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts, and municipalities, whose taxes may be assessed by the county tax assessor pursuant to the first paragraph of this section.

Section __. From and after January 1, 1950, the county tax collector in the county of Broward, State of Florida, shall collect all taxes levied in the county by the state, county, county school board, school districts, special tax school districts, port districts, drainage districts, and any other taxing districts and municipalities, whose taxes may be assessed by the county tax assessor pursuant to the first paragraph of the preceding Section hereof.

The legislature shall at the Legislative Session in 1949 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of county tax collector, designated in the first paragraph of this Section, and shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and disbursement of all taxes collected by the county tax collector.[1]

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