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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR6 1909 Regular Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1911 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 14, section 4


When authorized to create indebtedness as provided in Section 3 of this Article, no County shall become indebted to an amount, including existing indebtedness exceeding two per centum. No city, town, school district, or other municipal corporation, shall become indebted to an amount, including existing indebtedness, exceeding four per centum of the value of the taxable property therein, the value to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and County purposes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness; except that in incorporated cities the assessment shall be taken from the last assessment for city purposes; provided, that not part of the indebtedness allowed in this section shall be incurred for other than strictly County, City, Town or school district purposes; provided further, that any city of the first and second class when authorized as provided in Section three of this article, may be allowed to incur a larger indebtedness, not to exceed four per centum and any city of the third class, or town, not to exceed eight per centum additional, for supplying such city of town with water, artificial lights or sewers, when the words for supplying such water, lights and sewers, shall be owned and controlled by the municipality.