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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR5 1919 Regular Session

Disposition: Voters rejected this proposed amendment.

Amends article 13, section 7


The rate of taxation on property for State purposes shall never exceed 8 mills on each dollar of valuation to be apportioned as follows: Not to exceed 4½ mills on each dollar of valuation for general State purposes; not to exceed 3 mills on each dollar of valuation for high school purposes; that part of the State tax apportioned to high school purposes 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 $400,000,000.00, the rates shall not exceed on each dollar valuation two and four-tenths mills for general State purposes, two-tenths of one mill for high school purposes, and such levy for district school purposes as will raise annually an amount which, added to any other State funds available for district school purposes, equals $25.00 for each person of school age in the State shown by the last preceding school census; unless a proposition to increase such rate or rates, specifying the rate or rates 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.