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Florida Hillsborogh County Tax Collection, Amendment 2 (1946)

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The Florida Hillsborogh County Tax Collection Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, appeared on the November 5, 1946 election ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated.

The amendment sought to modify Article VII of the Florida Constitution in relation to the assessment and collection of all taxes in the county of Hillsborough.[1][2]

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

(NO. 2)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VIII

Section 11 and 12

To amend Article VII, Sections 11 and 12, of the Constitution of the State of Florida, as adopted at the General Election of 1944, providing for renumbering of said Sections and to amend said Sections 11 and 12, providing that in the county of Hillsborough, State of Florida, the county tax assessor thereof shall assess all property tax all State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities, providing that the county Tax Collector of said county shall collect all taxes so levied and providing that the powers, functions, duties and compensation of said assessor and collector shall be fixed from time to time by the legislature of Florida but exempting Plant City, Florida, from the provisions of said amendment. [2]

Constitutional changes

Section 12. (1) From and after January 1, 1948, the County Tax Assessor of Hillsborough County shall assess all property for all State, County, School and Municipal Taxes to be levied in Hillsborough County by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities except in the city of Plant City, Florida, which city shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section.

(2) The Legislature shall, at the Legislative Session in 1947 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of the County Tax Assessor designated in Paragraph 1 of Section 12, and shall likewise provide by law for the extension on the Assessment Roll of the County Tax Assessor of all taxes levied by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities located in the county of Hillsborough, State of Florida, with the exception of the City of Plant City, which is hereby exempt from the provisions of this Amendment.

Section 13. (1) From and after January 1, 1948, the County Tax Collector in the County of Hillsborough, State of Florida, shall collect all taxes levied in the County by the State, County, County School Board, School Districts, Special Tax School Districts and Municipalities of Hillsborough County, Florida, except in the city of Plant City, it being exempt from the provisions of this Amendment.

(2) The Legislature shall at the Legislative Session of 1947 and from time to time thereafter, enact laws specifying the powers, functions, duties and compensation of County Tax Collector designated in Paragraph 1 of Section 13, and shall likewise provide for the collection, care, custody, reporting and disbursement of all taxes collected by the County Tax Collector.[1]

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