Florida School Tax, Amendment 1 (1918)

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The Florida School Tax Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 5, 1918.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to allow for a 10 mill school tax.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1918)
Approveda Yes 21,895 67.13%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1917-1918)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Increasing school tax to a maximum of 10 mills.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 8. Each County shall be required to assess and collect annually for the support of the public free schools therein, a tax of not less than three (3) mills, not more than ten (10) mills on the dollar on all taxable property in the same.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 25 of 1917.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on May 25, 1917.[1]

See also

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-18"
  2. New Smyrna News, "Official Ballot Is To Be Very Short," November 1, 1918
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.