Georgia Amendment 1 (1998)

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Georgia Amendment 1, also known as Creating a Land, Water, Wildlife and Recreation Heritage Fund, was on the November 3, 1998 election ballot in Georgia as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated, with 46.8% of voters in favor.Defeatedd

Election results

Amendment 1
Defeatedd No875,00353.2%
Yes 770,192 46.8%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Proposes to amend the Constitution to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the creation of a Land, Water, Wildlife, and Recreation Heritage Fund, with moneys derived from an increase in the real estate transfer tax from $1.00 to $2.00 per $1,000.00, from which funds shall be disbursed for the purposes of local government recreation grants and for acquiring, conserving, managing, or preserving Georgia's natural and historic areas, water resources, and wildlife habitats.

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