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Florida Endangered Lands and Parks Bonds, Referendum 1 (1972)

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The Florida Endangered Lands and Parks Bonds Referendum, also known as Referendum 1, was a legislatively-referred state statute on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This measure allowed for $200 million in bonds to buy environmentally endangered lands and $40 million in bonds for outdoor recreation projects.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Referendum 1 (1972)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,256,292 71.14%
No509,67928.86%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

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

No. 1
REFERENDUM

Endangered Lands and Parks--Chapter 72.300, Laws of Florida, provides for the acquisition of environmentally endangered lands through the issuance of state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state not to exceed two hundred million dollars ( $200,000,000) in the principal amount, including any refinancing, and additional state capital projects for outdoor recreation lands through the issuance of state bonds pledging the full faith and credit of the state, not to exceed forty million dollars ($40,000,000) in the principal amount, including any refinancing.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The measure was the result of The Florida Environmental Land and Water Management Act of 1972.
  • The measure was linked with Amendment 2 on the same ballot.[3][4]

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