Florida Regional Water Control District Tax Limits, Amendment 1 (March 1976)

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The Florida Regional Water Control District Tax Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the March 9, 1976 primary election ballot in Florida, where it was approved.

This amendment modified Article VII, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution to limit the amount of taxation for water management to one mill.[1]

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:



Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution authorizing and limiting local taxes for water management purposes to not more than one (1) mill.[1][2]

Constitutional changes


Section 9. Local Taxes.

(a) Counties, school districts, and municipalities shall, and special districts may, be authorized by law to levy ad valorem taxes and may be authorized by general law to levy other taxes, for their respective purposes, except ad valor m taxes on intangible personal property and taxes prohibited by this constitution.

(b) Ad valorem taxes, exclusive of taxes levied for the payment of bonds and taxes levied for periods not longer than two years when authorized by vote of the electors who are the owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation, shall not be levied in excess of the following millages upon the assessed value of real estate and tangible personal property: for all county purposes, ten mills; for all municipal purposes, ten mills; for all school purposes, ten mills; for water management purposes for the northwest portion of the state lying west of the line between ranges two and three east, 0.05 mill; for water management purposes for the remaining portions of the state, 1.0 mill; and for all other special districts a millage authorized by law approved by vote of the electors who are owners of freeholds therein not wholly exempt from taxation. A county furnishing municipal services may, to the extent authorized by law, levy additional taxes within the limits fixed for municipal purposes.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 03-09-76"
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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