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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: SJR2 1974 2nd Special Session

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1975 Utah Constitution here.

Enacts article 14 section 8

14:8

The legislature by general law may authorize any county, city, or town to establish special districts within all or any part of the county, city, or town to be governed by the governing authority of the county, city, or town with power to provide water, sewerage, drainage, flood control, garbage, hospital, transportation, recreation, and fire protection services or any combination of these services and may authorize the county, city, or town: (1) to levy taxes upon the taxable property in only such districts for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, and maintaining facilities required for any or all of these services, and (2) to issue bonds of these districts for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, and equipping any of these facilities without regard to the limitations of Sections 3 and 4 of this Article XIV but subject to such limitation on the aggregate amount of these bonds which may be outstanding at any one time as may be provided by law; but the authority to levy taxes upon the taxable property in these districts and to issue bonds of these districts payable from taxes levied on the taxable property in them shall be conditioned upon the assent of a majority of the qualified electors of the district voting in an election for this purpose to be held as provided by law. Any such district created by a county may contain all or part of any incorporated municipality or municipalities but only with the consent of the governing authorities thereof. Laws in effect at the time of the adoption of this section and districts established pursuant to these laws shall not be affected by the adoption of this section.