Florida Special School Tax, Amendment 2 (1908)

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The Florida Special School Tax Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 3, 1908.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII of the Florida Constitution to provide for a 1 mill tax to support and maintain several educational institutions.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No7,47751.79%
Yes 6,961 48.21%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1907-1908)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

FOR Constitutional Amendment Section (16) of Article (12), Relating to Special tax for State Schools.

AGAINST Constitutional Amendment Section (16) of Article (12), Relating to Special tax for State Schools. [2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 16. A special tax of one mill on the dollar of all taxable property in the State shall be levied annually for the support and maintenance of the University of the State of Florida, the Florida Female College, the Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb and the Colored Normal School, which shall be paid into the State Treasurer and set apart by him to the credit of the State Board of Education to be apportioned and disposed of for the benefit of said institutions as required by the act creating and maintaining the same, known as Chapter 5384 of the Laws of Florida, approved June 5, 1905.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by Joint Resolution 2 of 1907.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 3, 1907.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-3-08"
  2. The Pensacola Journal, "Candidates To Be Voted For In General Election," November 1, 1908
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.