Florida Second Gas Tax, Amendment 5 (1980)

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The Florida Second Gas Tax Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was approved on the ballot on November 4, 1980.

This amendment modified Article XII of the Florida Constitution to remove certain limits on the use of the "second gas tax" to finance bonds for roads.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 5 (1980)
Approveda Yes 1,498,801 55.63%

Election results via: Florida Elections Division

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposing an amendment to Section 9 of Article XII of the State Constitution replacing the 40-year limitation on the use of the "second gas tax" to finance bonds for roads with a 40-year limitation upon the bonds secured and payable by revenues from the tax. Proposing to authorize counties to utilize such revenues for road maintenance as authorized by law rather than just for the acquisition or construction of roads. Proposing to allow the use of revenues other than those from the tax and pledged tolls to pay bonds secured by the tax. Proposing to include within the formula used to determine the debt service requirements on such bonds legally available pledged revenues other than those from the tax and from tolls.[2][3]

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  1. Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-4-80"
  2. Florida Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Initiative Information"
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.