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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR15 1911 Regular Session

Disposition: Voters rejected this proposed amendment.

Amends article 13, section 4

13:4

All mines and mining claims, both placer and rock in place, consisting or bearing gold, silver, copper, lead, or other valuable precious metals, after purchase thereof from the United State, shall be taxed at a value not greater than the price paid the United States therefor, unless the surface ground, or some part thereof, of such mine or claim is used for other than mining purposes, and has a separate and independent value for such other purposes; in which case said surface ground, or any part thereof, so used for other than mining purposes, shall be taxed at its value for such other purposes, as provided by law; and all the machinery used in mining, and all property and surface improvements upon or appurtenant to mines and mining claims, which have a value separate and independent of such mines or mining claims, and the net annual proceeds of all such precious metal mines and mining claims, shall be taxed as provided by law. All lands containing coal, hydro-carbons or stone deposits, after purchase thereof from the United States and all property and surface improvements upon or appurtenant to such lands which have a value separate and independent of all such lands and the net proceeds of all such land and the by-products of all valuable deposits contained therein not taxed in a crude or raw condition, shall be taxed as provided by law.