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SENATE BILL NO. 527
INTRODUCED BY G. DEVLIN
A BILL FOR AN ACT ENTITLED: "AN ACT SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MONTANA AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE VIII OF THE MONTANA CONSTITUTION TO PROHIBIT TAXES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY USED FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES AND ON AUTOMOBILES, VANS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND LIGHT TRUCKS."
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Article VIII of The Constitution of the State of Montana is amended by adding a new section 19 that reads:
Section 19. Prohibition from levying a property tax on certain property. A property tax may not be levied on the value of:
(1) personal property that is used for commercial purposes; or
(2) automobiles, vans, sport utility vehicles, or light trucks.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Submission to electorate. The amendment set forth in section 1 shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the general election to be held in November 2000 by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
 FOR prohibiting property taxes on the value of personal property used for commercial purposes or on automobiles, vans, sport utility vehicles, or light trucks.
 AGAINST prohibiting property taxes on the value of personal property used for commercial purposes or on automobiles, vans, sport utility vehicles, or light trucks.
NEW SECTION. Section 3. Coordination instruction. If this act is passed and approved but LC 799, LC 995, and LC 1718 are not passed and approved, then this act is void.
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