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Florida Corporate Property Tax, Amendment 9 (1942)

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The Florida Corporate Property Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 9, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated by voters in the general election on November 3, 1942.

This amendment sought to modify Article XVI, Section 16, of the Florida Constitution to allow for certain corporate property tax exemptions.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 9 (1942)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No58,77375.40%
Yes 19,176 24.60%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1941-1942)

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

Question 9

Constitutional Amendment
Article XVI

Section 16

To amend Section 16 of Article XVI of the Florida Constitution relating to taxation of property of corporations, permitting the Legislature to exempt the property of corporations which shall construct a ship or barge canal across the peninsula of Florida and providing exemption from taxation of the property of corporations used to the extent of at least one-fourth thereof for religious, scientific, municipal, educational, literary, fraternal or charitable purposes. [2]

Constitutional changes

Section 16. The property of all corporations, except the property of a corporation which shall construct a ship or barge canal across the peninsula of Florida, if the Legislature should so enact, whether heretofore or hereafter incorporated, shall be subject to taxation, unless such property be held and used to the extent of at least one-fourth thereof, for religious, scientific, municipal, educational, literary, fraternal or charitable purposes.

Provided, however, this amendment shall not affect the provisions of Sections 12 and 14 of Article IX of the Constitution of Florida.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 794 of 1941.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 11, 1941.
  • The amendment was filed in Office Secretary of State on June 11, 1941.[1]

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