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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR10 1930 Special Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1931 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 10 section 3; article 13 section 7


The proceeds of all lands that have been or may be granted by the United States to this State, for the support of the common schools; the proceeds of all property that may accrue to the State by escheat or forfeiture; all unclaimed shares and dividends of any corporation incorporated under the laws of this State; the proceeds of the sale of timber, minder or other property from school and State lands, other than those granted for specific purposes; and five per centum of the net proceeds of the sale of public lands lying within the State, which shall be sold by the United States subsequent to the admission of this State into the Union, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, to be called the State school fund, and interest of which only, shall be distributed among the several school districts according to the last preceding school census.


The rate of taxation on tangible property shall not exceed on each dollar of valuation, two and four-tenths mills for general State purposes, two-tenths of one mill for high school purposes, which shall constitute the high school fund; said fund shall be apportioned in the manner the legislature shall provide, to the school districts maintaining high schools, and such levy for district school purposes which together with the interest on the permanent school fund and such other funds as may be available for district school purposes, will raise annually an amount which equals $25.00 for each person of school age in the state as shown by the last preceding school census; the same to be distributed among the school districts according to the last preceding school census; and in addition an equalization fund which when added to other revenues provided for this purpose by the legislature shall by $5.00 for each person of school age as shown by the last preceding school census; said equalization fund shall be apportioned to the school districts in such manner as the legislature shall provide. Said rates shall not be increased unless a proposition to increase the same 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.