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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 103
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SALES TAX INCREASE - SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION - Proposes to submit an advisory
vote to the electorate at the General Election in November 2000, asking if
the Legislature should increase the sales tax and dedicate the new revenues
for construction of public schools.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 103
1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE, INSTRUCTING THAT THE SECRETARY OF STATE
3 MAKE PROVISION TO SUBMIT A QUESTION TO THE ELECTORS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO
4 AT THE GENERAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER 2000, FOR AN ADVISORY VOTE REGARDING
5 AN INCREASE IN THE SALES TAX AND DEDICATING THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES FOR
6 CONSTRUCTION OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AND
7 DIRECTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO PUBLISH THE QUESTION.
8 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 WHEREAS, the Legislature finds it is necessary for the health, safety and
10 general welfare of students that the state promote adequate and appropriate
11 educational facilities; and
12 WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes the significant school facility needs
13 documented to exist throughout the state; and
14 WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes the difficulties involved in approving
15 local school district bond proposals, especially in small districts with new
16 growth; and
17 WHEREAS, the Legislature finds and declares that members of the Legisla-
18 ture desire to be responsive and responsible to the citizens of the state.
19 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session
20 of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Representa-
21 tives concurring therein, that we find it to be in the public interest that
22 the following advisory question be submitted to the electorate at the general
23 election in November 2000:
24 "Shall the Legislature of the State of Idaho increase the sales tax and
25 dedicate the additional revenues for construction of elementary and secondary
26 public school facilities?".
27 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State is hereby directed to
28 provide that the question be placed on the ballot at the general election in
29 November 2000.
30 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of State is hereby directed to
31 publish this question as provided by law for publication of proposed amend-
32 ments to the Constitution of the State of Idaho.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this legislation is to submit a question to the electors of the State of
Idaho at the general election in November 2000, for an advisory vote regarding an
increase in the sales tax and dedicating the additional revenues for construction of
elementary and secondary public school facilities.
As estimated by the Secretary of State's office, this vote will cost the General Fund and
the counties of the State of Idaho a total of approximately $45,000.
Contact: Senator Gary J. Schroeder