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6 A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATURE PROPOSING TO AMEND THE UTAH
7 CONSTITUTION; ENACTING A TWO-THIRDS VOTE REQUIREMENT FOR IMPOSING OR
8 INCREASING A STATEWIDE REAL PROPERTY TAX; DIRECTING THE LIEUTENANT
9 GOVERNOR TO SUBMIT THE PROPOSAL TO THE VOTERS; AND PROVIDING AN
10 EFFECTIVE DATE.
11 This resolution proposes to change the Utah Constitution as follows:
13 ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 15
14 Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, two-thirds of all members elected to each of
15 the two houses voting in favor thereof:
16 Section 1. It is proposed to enact Utah Constitution Article XIII, Section 15 , to read:
17 Article XIII, Section 15. [No increase in statewide real property tax without
18 two-thirds vote of Legislature.]
19 The Legislature may not enact legislation that directly imposes or increases a statewide real
20 property tax without the concurrence of two-thirds of the members of each house. This section
21 does not apply to legislation authorizing or directing counties, cities, towns, school districts, or
22 other political subdivisions of the state to impose or increase a real property tax.
23 Section 2. Submittal to electors.
24 The lieutenant governor is directed to submit this proposed amendment to the electors of
25 the state of Utah at the next general election in the manner provided by law.
26 Section 3. Effective date.
27 If approved by a majority of the electors of the state voting at the next general election, the
28 amendment proposed by this joint resolution shall take effect on January 1, 2001.
Legislative Review Note
as of 1-11-99 6:49 AM
A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.