Florida Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Bonds, Amendment 2 (1972)

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The Florida Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XII, Section 9(a) of the Florida Constitution to allow for bonds to acquire and maintain land for conservation and outdoor recreation use.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1972)
Approveda Yes 1,284,817 73.03%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 2



Natural Resources Conservation and Outdoor Recreation – Proposing an amendment to Article XII, Section 9(a) of the Florida State Constitution authorizing the issuance of bonds to acquire lands, water areas and related resources and to construct, improve, enlarge and extend capital improvements and facilities for outdoor recreation, natural resources conservation and related purposes.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment sought to restore part of the Florida Constitution of 1885 that removed in the 1968 constitutional revision.
  • The measure was partially the result of The Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act of 1972.
  • The measure was linked with Referendum 1 on the same ballot.[5][6]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1972
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-72"
  5. The Evening Independent, "Amendments, Referendums On Nov. 7 Ballot," November 4, 1972
  6. Daytona Beach Morning Journal, "Apathy Said Only Block To Florida Referendums," October 22, 1972