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Indiana Property Tax Cap Amendment endured rocky road to ballot

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August 31, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana: The Indiana Property Tax Cap Amendment will appear on the November 2, 2010 general election ballot for voter approval. Whether voters approve or reject the measure, the vote will mark the culmination of a long process to place the proposal on the ballot.

The Indiana Constitution is one of the most difficult in the country to amend, requiring that a proposed amendment be approved by two successive sessions of the Indiana State Legislature with an intervening election. The tax cap amendment was first passed through the 2008 session of the legislature.[1]

The Indiana House of Representatives approved the measure on January 11, 2010. The Indiana State Senate then approved the measure on January 19, 2010 on at 35-15 vote. The motion to refer the proposed property tax cap amendment to the Indiana ballot was sponsored by Republican state senators Luke Kenley, Patricia L. Miller and Brandt Hershman.[2][3][4]

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