Florida Transportation Bonds, Amendment 1 (1920)

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The Florida Transportation Bonds Amendment was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment in Florida which was defeated on the ballot on November 2, 1920.

This amendment sought to modify Article IX of the Florida Constitution to allow for state bonds for build and maintain a system of good roads and bridges.[1]

Election results

Florida Amendment 1 (1920)
Defeatedd No54,51061.24%
Yes 34,504 38.76%

Election results via: Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida (1919-1920)

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

PROPOSED Constitutional Amendment.

Amendment of Section 6, of Article IX, Relating to Taxation and Finance.[2][3]

Constitutional changes

Section 6. The Legislature shall have power to provide for issuing State bonds only for the purpose of repelling invasion or suppressing insurrection, or for the purpose of redeeming or refunding bonds already issued at a lower rate of interest, or for the purpose of acquiring, building and maintaining a system of good roads and bridges throughout this state under such regulations as may be prescribed by An Act of the Legislature; provided, that any bond issues authorized in pursuance hereof for a system of good roads and bridges shall not exceed in amount five (5) per cent of the total tax assessment of the State at the time of issue.[1]

Path to the ballot

  • The amendment was placed on the ballot by House Joint Resolution 279 of 1919.
  • The amendment was approved for the ballot on June 7, 1919.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-2-20"
  2. The Evening Independent, "Probable Ballot Election, Nov. 2," November 1, 1920
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.