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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR2 1909 Regular Session

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

Amends article 13, section 7


The rate of taxation on property for State purposes shall never exceed eight mills on each dollar of valuation to be apportioned as follows: Not to exceed four and one-half mills on each dollar of valuation for general State purposes; not to exceed three mills on each dollar of valuation for district school purposes; not to exceed one-half mill on each dollar of valuation for High School purposes; that part of the State tax apportioned to high school purpose shall constitute a fund to be called the "high school fund" and shall be apportioned to the cities and school districts maintaining high schools in the manner the Legislature may provide. And whenever the taxable property within the State shall amount to four hundred million dollars, the rate shall not exceed five mills on each dollar of valuation; unless a proposition to increase such rate, specifying the rate proposed and the time during which the same shall be levied, be first submitted to a vote of such of the qualified electors of the State as, in the year next preceding such election, shall have paid a property tax assessed to them within the State, and the majority of those voting thereon shall vote in favor thereof in such manner as may be provided by law.