HJR 4 - Local Tax Authority - Idaho Key Vote

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Title: Local Tax Authority

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that amends the state constitution to allow the Legislature to authorize counties and cities to levy a sales and use tax with the approval of two-thirds of the voters in the November general election.

Highlights:

- Specifies that this section of the constitution will not apply to any sales and use tax that was imposed by a county or city prior to November 1, 2008 (Sec. 1).

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE.

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS VOTE FROM BOTH CHAMBERS IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT A JOINT RESOLUTION.

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