Florida Municipal Tax Exemption for Manufacturing, Amendment 4 (1904)

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The Florida Municipal Tax Exemption for Manufacturing Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 8, 1904.

This amendment sought to modify Article IX of the Florida Constitution to allow for municipal tax exemptions for manufacturing industries.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1904)
Defeatedd No6,05965.87%
Yes 3,140 34.13%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1903-1904)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Article IX, Section 10.—Providing for exempting manufacturing enterprises from payment of municipal taxes.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 10. The credit of the State shall not be pledged or loaned to any individual company, corporation or association; nor shall the State become a joint owner or stockholder in any company, association or corporation. The Legislature shall not authorize any county, city, borough, township or incorporated district to become a stockholder in any company, association or corporation or to obtain or appropriate money for or to loan its credit to any corporation, association, institution or individual except that the Legislature may authorize municipal corporations to relieve from municipal taxation for such period of years as to the municipal authorities may seem proper any manufacturing enterprise that may locate within the said municipality, but no such exemption shall be for a longer period than fifteen years.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 4 of 1903.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-8-04"
  2. The Daily Miami Metropolis, "Educational Ballot," November 7, 1904
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.