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SENATE BILL NO. 80
INTRODUCED BY C. SWYSGOOD, B. MCCARTHY, A. BISHOP, D. BERRY, J. LYNCH, J. HARP, R. HOLDEN, A. MOHL, J. ELLINGSON, B. CRIPPEN, J. HERTEL, D. MAHLUM, J. QUILICI, F. THOMAS, M. SPRAGUE, W. CRISMORE, D. ECK, D. HARGROVE, W. MCNUTT, M. TAYLOR, W. MENAHAN, R. DEPRATU, J. BOHLINGER, D. GRIMES, R. PAVLOVICH, A. ELLIS, M. MCCANN, G. DEVLIN, B. CHRISTIAENS, B. STANG, V. COCCHIARELLA, L. GROSFIELD, M. HALLIGAN, K. MESAROS, D. SHEA, G. JERGESON, E. EKEGREN, G. ROUSH, S. DOHERTY, L. NELSON, E. FRANKLIN, J. TESTER
AN ACT SUBMITTING A 6-MILL LEVY FOR SUPPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM TO THE ELECTORATE; PROVIDING A CONTINGENT VOIDNESS PROVISION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, A RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY DATE, AND A TERMINATION DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Tax levy for university system. Subject to the provisions of 20-25-423, there is levied upon the taxable value of all real estate and personal property subject to taxation in the state of Montana 6 mills or so much of 6 mills as is necessary to raise the amount appropriated by the legislature from the state special revenue fund for the support, maintenance, and improvement of the Montana university system, as provided in referendum measure No. 113, passed by a vote of the people at the general election held November 3, 1998. The funds raised from the levy must be deposited in the state special revenue fund.
Section 2. Submission of 6-mill levy to electorate. This act shall be submitted to the qualified electors of Montana at the tax election to be held in 1999 by printing on the ballot the full title of this act and the following:
SHALL THE TAX LEVY FOR THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BE INCREASED ANNUALLY BY 6 MILLS IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER?
 FOR extending the 6-mill levy for the support, maintenance, and improvement of the Montana university system.
 AGAINST extending the 6-mill levy for the support, maintenance, and improvement of the Montana university system.
Section 3. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 15, chapter 10, part 1, and the provisions of Title 15, chapter 10, part 1, apply to [section 1].
Section 4. Contingent voidness. (1) If Constitutional Initiative No. 75, enacting Article VIII, section 17, of the Montana constitution, is declared invalid, then this act is void.
(2) If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that Constitutional Initiative No. 75 does not require a second election before the tax authorized by referendum measure No. 113 may be imposed, then this act is void.
Section 5. Effective date -- retroactive applicability. If approved by the electorate, this act is effective upon the date of approval and applies retroactively, within the meaning of 1-2-109, to tax years beginning after December 31, 1998.
Section 6. Termination. If approved by the electorate, this act terminates January 1, 2009.
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