Missouri Earthquake-Proofing Bonds, Amendment 5 (August 1992)

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The Missouri Earthquake-Proofing Bonds Amendment, also known as Amendment 5, was on the August 4, 1992 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed cities, towns, villages, counties and school districts to increase bonded indebtedness by 5%, with voter approval, to retrofit buildings to withstand earthquakes.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 5 (August 1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No597,64756.78%
Yes 454,832 43.22%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

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The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Allows cities, towns, villages, counties and school districts, subject to voter approval, to increase their bonded indebtedness by five percent of the value of taxable tangible property to retrofit public buildings to withstand earthquakes. There would be no direct cost. Indirect costs would depend upon voter approval in cities, towns, villages, counties, school districts, corporations and other political subdivisions. [3]

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