1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Hewes, Gollott, Woodfield
Senate Concurrent Resolution 512
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 70, MISSISSIPPI CONSTITUTION OF 1890, TO PROVIDE THAT BILLS REDUCING TAXES REQUIRE A MAJORITY VOTE FOR PASSAGE.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That the following amendment to the Mississippi Constitution of 1890 is proposed to the qualified electors of the state:
Amend Section 70, Mississippi Constitution of 1890, to read as follows:
Section 70. No revenue bill, or any bill providing for assessments of property for taxation, shall become a law except by a vote of at least three-fifths (3/5) of the members of each house present and voting. Passage of any revenue bill providing for the reduction of taxes shall require a majority vote of the members of each house present and voting for passage.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this amendment shall be submitted to the qualified electors at an election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 1998 in the manner provided by Section 273 of the Constitution and by law.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the explanation of the amendment for the ballot shall read as follows: "This proposed amendment provides that bills reducing taxes will require a majority vote for passage."