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Florida Motor Vehicle License Fee Use , Amendment 4 (1972)

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The Florida Motor Vehicle License Fee Use Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 7, 1972 ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article XII, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution to continue a provision to allow motor vehicle license fees to be used for the building of educational facilities.[1][2] The amendment also allowed school districts to use bonds to fund maintenance, remodeling, and repairs. Before the amendment bond money could only be used for land acquisition and construction.[3]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1972)
Approveda Yes 1,191,118 69.15%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

No. 4



Public School and Junior College Buildings – Proposing an amendment to Section 9 of Article XII of the Constitution, continuing the use of part of the revenue from licensing of motor vehicles for public school and junior college capital outlay and debt service purposes, and prescribing additional methods of distribution and use thereof.[1][4]

Constitutional changes


  • The Amendment was supported by State Commissioner of Education Floyd Christian, the state association of school boards, the state association of school superintendents, and the state association of school attorneys.[3][6]


No information on opposition to this measure has yet been identified.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "Sample Ballot," November 6, 1972
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Evening Independent, "Amendments, Referendums On Nov. 7 Ballot," November 4, 1972
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-7-72"
  6. Daytona Beach Morning Journal, "Apathy Said Only Block To Florida Referendums," October 22, 1972