Florida Higher Learning Institution Capital Bonds, Amendment 2 (1963)

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The Florida Higher Learning Institution Capital Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1963.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to authorize the issuance of bonds for capital outlay at institutions of higher learning.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1963)
Approveda Yes 313,859 65.28%

Unofficial election results via: Bradford County telegraph (November 7, 1963)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 2

ARTICLE XII—A proposed amendment to Article XII of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding a section to be numbered by the Secretary of State, authorizing the issuance of bonds for capital outlay at institutions of higher learning, including junior colleges and certain vocational technical schools; pledging certain tax funds; providing for the use of accumulated surplus to pay for any capital outlay project authorized by the Legislature; providing procedures; providing powers and duties of the State Board of Education and State Board of Administration. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Committee Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution 264 of 1963.
  • The amendment was approved by the Governor on June 18, 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on June 18, 1963.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-63"
  2. St. Petersburg Times, "Automatic Voting Machine Sample Ballots," October 29, 1963
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.