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Florida Transportation Facility Bonds, Amendment 2 (1974)

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The Florida Transportation Facility Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 2, was a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment on the November 5, 1974 ballot in Florida, where it was defeated.

This amendment sought to modify Article XII, Section 9 of the Florida Constitution to extend the life of the "second gas tax" and to permit bonding for all transportation facilities.[1][2]

Election results

Florida Amendment 2 (1974)
Defeatedd No695,52355.96%
Yes 547,435 44.04%

Election results via: ICPSR

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:


Proposes an amendment to Section 9 of Article XII of the State Constitution to:
1. Extend the life of the "second gas tax" to January 1, 2025.
2. Extend the purposes for which bonds may be issued and revenues may be used to all transportation facilities.
3. Permit the bonds to be secured by tolls, portions of the "second gas tax," and any other legally available revenues. [1][3]

Constitutional changes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarasota Herald-Tribune, "General Election Sample Ballot," November 4, 1974
  2. REFERENDA AND PRIMARY ELECTION MATERIALS [Computer file]. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR00006.v1
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, "Amendments, Election of 11-5-74" (dead link)