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Florida Industrial Plant Tax Exemptions, Amendment 3 (1930)

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The Florida Industrial Plant Tax Exemptions Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved by voters in the general election on November 4, 1930.

This amendment modified Article IX of the Florida Constitution to exempt certain industrial plants from taxation for fifteen years.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1930)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 40,723 73.95%
No14,34226.05%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1929-1930)

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.

To amend Article IX of the Constitution of the State of Florida by adding Section 12 thereto relating to taxation and providing that all industrial plants established in the State of Florida, on or after July 1st, 1929, engaged primarily in the manufacture of steel vessels, automobiles tires, fabrics and textiles, wood pulp, paper, paper bags, fiber board, automobiles, automobile parts, aircraft, aircraft parts, glass and crockery manufacturers, and the refining of sugar and oils, including by-products or derivatives incident to the manufacture if any of the above products, shall be exempted from all taxation for a period of fifteen years from the beginning of operation, except that no exemption which shall become effective by virtue of this amendment shall extend beyond the year 1948, and providing that the exemption herein authorized shall not apply to real estate owned or used by such industrial plants except the real estate occupied as the location required to house such industrial plants and the buildings and property situated thereon, together with such lands as may be required for warehouses, storage, trackage and shipping facilities and being used for such purposes.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 12. For a period of fifteen years from the beginning of operation, all industrial plants which shall be established in this State on or after July 1, 1929, engaged primarily during said period in the manufacture of steel vessels, automobile tires, fabrics and textiles, wood pulp, paper, paper bags, fiber board, automobiles, automobile parts, aircraft, aircraft parts, Glass and Crockery Manufacturers and the refining of sugar and oils, and including by-products or derivatives incident to the manufacture of any of the above products, shall be exempt from all taxation, except that no exemption which shall become effective by virtue of this amendment shall extend beyond the year 1948.

The exemption herein authorized shall not apply to real estate owned and used by such industrial plants except the real estate occupied as the location required to house such industrial plants and the buildings and property situated thereon, together with such lands as may be required for warehouses, storage, trackage and shipping facilities and being used for such purposes.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot as Senate Joint Resolution 89 of 1929.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 15, 1929.[1]

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