Introduced Version






HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No.
10
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



Citations Affected: Article 10, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution.

Synopsis: Assessment and taxation of business property. Allows the general assembly to enact a law to exempt from property taxation tangible personal property that is inventory, equipment, or other business personal property or property being held as an investment. This proposed amendment has not been previously agreed to by a general assembly.

Effective: This proposed amendment must be agreed to by two consecutive general assemblies and ratified by a majority of the state's voters voting on the question to be effective.





Frenz, Whetstone




    January 15, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.








Introduced

Second Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2002)


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HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 10




    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an Amendment to Article 10, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution concerning taxation.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (02)HJ9209.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Twelfth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 10; (02)HJ9209.2. -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 10, SECTION 1 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. (a) The General Assembly shall provide, by law, for a uniform and equal rate of property assessment and taxation and shall prescribe regulations to secure a just valuation for taxation of all property, both real and personal. The General Assembly may exempt from property taxation any property in any of the following classes:
        (1) Property being used for municipal, educational, literary, scientific, religious, or charitable purposes;
        (2) Tangible personal property; other than property being held for sale in the ordinary course of a trade or business, property being held, used or consumed in connection with the production of income, or property being held as an investment;
        (3) Intangible personal property.
    (b) The General Assembly may exempt any motor vehicles, mobile homes, airplanes, boats, trailers, or similar property, provided that an excise tax in lieu of the property tax is substituted therefor.