Introduced Version






HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 16

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION



Citations Affected: Article 10 of the Indiana Constitution.

Synopsis: Referenda on tax increases. Prohibits the imposition of a new state tax or an increase of a state tax from taking effect until the new tax or tax increase has been approved by the voters in a referendum. 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.





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    January 25, 2005, read first time and referred to Committee on Judiciary.








Introduced

First Regular Session 114th General Assembly (2005)


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HOUSE JOINT
RESOLUTION No. 16




    A JOINT RESOLUTION proposing an amendment to Article 10 of the Indiana Constitution concerning taxation.

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

SOURCE: ; (05)HJ9225.1. -->     SECTION 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of the State of Indiana is proposed and agreed to by this, the One Hundred Fourteenth General Assembly of the State of Indiana, and is referred to the next General Assembly for reconsideration and agreement.
SOURCE: CON 10; (05)HJ9225.2. -->     SECTION 2. ARTICLE 10 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF INDIANA IS AMENDED BY ADDING A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS: Section 9. Except as necessary to maintain the public safety during an invasion or a rebellion, a law imposing a new state tax or increasing an existing state tax is effective only after a majority of the voters voting on the question in a statewide general election approve the law.