Florida Education Capital Project Funds, Amendment 1 (1952)

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The Florida Education Capital Project Funds Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on November 4, 1952.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to diverts money from the licensing of motor vehicles to state education capital project funds.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1952)
Approveda Yes 355,734 63.54%

Official results via: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1951-1952) (p.344-47)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 1



Proposing an amendment to Article XII by adding thereto Section 18, providing that beginning January 1, 1955 and annually thereafter for thirty years, an amount equal to four hundred dollars ($400.00) multiplied by the total number of instruction units in all the counties of Florida shall be taken from the first revenue derived from the licensing of motor vehicles and shall be placed in the country Capital Outlay and Debt Service School Fund and be used for county capital outlay projects for school purposes and for debt service school purposes; permitting the issue by the State Board of Education of bonds and motor vehicles tax anticipation certificates in behalf of a county requesting the same, and prescribing the duties and powers of county boards of public instruction and of the State Board of Education in connection therewith.[1][3]

Constitutional changes

The text of the amendment read:

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 4, 1952
  2. 2.0 2.1 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-52,"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.