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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR2 1946 1st Special Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1947 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 13 section 3


The Legislature shall provide by law a uniform and equal rate of assessment and taxation on all tangible property in the State, according to its value in money, and shall prescribe by law such regulations as shall secure a just valuation for taxation of such property, so that every person and corporation shall pay a tax in proportion to the value of his, her, or its tangible property, provided that the Legislature may determine the manner and extent of taxing transient live stock and live stock being fed for slaughter to be used for human consumption. Intangible property may be exempted from taxation as property or it may be taxed in such manner and to such extent as the Legislature may provide. Provided that if intangible property be taxed as property the rate thereof shall not exceed five mills on each dollar of valuation. When exempted from taxation as property, the taxable income thereof shall be taxed under any tax based incomes, but when taxed by the State of Utah as property, the income therefrom shall not also be taxed. The Legislature may provide for deduction, exemptions, and/or offsets on any tax based upon income. The personal income tax rates shall be graduated but the maximum rate shall not exceed six percent of net income. No excise tax rate based upon income shall exceed for per cent of net income. The rate limitations herein contained for taxes based on income and for taxes on intangible property shall be effective until January 1, 1937, and thereafter until changed by law by a vote of the majority of the members elected to each house of the Legislature. All revenue received from taxes on income or from taxes on intangible property shall be allocated to the support of the public school system as defined in Article X, Section 2 of this Constitution.