Florida School Fund Principal Use, Amendment 4 (1964)

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The Florida School Fund Principal Use Amendment, also known as Amendment 4, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 3, 1964.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII of the Florida Constitution to authorize principal of state school funds to be expended for capital outlay for higher learning and public schools.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 4 (1964)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No547,23160.12%
Yes 363,008 39.88%

Election results via: Florida Secretary of State

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.

NO. 4—CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE XII,
SECTION 5

Principal of State School Fund to remain inviolate, Exception—Proposing an amendment to Article XII, Section 5 of the Florida Constitution authorizing that the principal of the state school fund may be expended for capital outlay on behalf of state institutions of higher learning, including junior colleges, and capital outlay for public schools.[2]

Constitutional changes

Section 5. Principal of State School Fund to Remain Inviolate Exception. The principal of the state school fund shall remain sacred and inviolate except only that the principal of such fund may be expended for capital outlay on behalf of state institutions of higher learning, including junior colleges, and capital outlay for public schools.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Committee Substitute for House Joint Resolution 323 of 1963.
  • The amendment was filed with the Secretary of State on May 31, 1963.[1]

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