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Legislative action that proposed this amendment: HJR26 1989 General Assembly

Disposition: This amendment took effect following voter ratification. You may read the resulting 1991 Utah Constitution here.

Amends article 14 section 8

8:1

(1) The Legislature by general statute may authorize:

(a) 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, and each special district may provide water, sewage, drainage, flood control, garbage, transportation, recreation, health care, and fire protection services or any combination of these services in accordance with that statute;

(b) any county, city, or town to levy taxes upon the taxable property in such special district for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, equipping, operating, and maintaining facilities required for any or all of such services; and

(c) any special district to issue bonds of the special district 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 statute.

(2) 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 any election for this purpose to be held as provided by statute.

(3) 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.