Missouri Property Tax Rates by Majority Vote, Amendment 7 (August 1992)

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The Missouri Property Tax Rates by Majority Vote Amendment, also known as Amendment 7, was on the August 4, 1992 ballot in Missouri as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have allowed school districts, city and county governing bodies to adopt property tax rates authorized by majority vote. The measure also would have changed the authorized rate for school districts from $1.25 to $2.00 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation.[1][2]

Election results

Missouri Amendment 7 (August 1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No712,83867.37%
Yes 345,315 32.63%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

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The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

School districts, city and county governing bodies may adopt property tax rates authorized in this section by majority vote. Changes authorized rate for school districts from $1.25 to $2.00 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation. Costs depend on actions of local governing bodies or voters. Raises maximum tax levy school districts could adopt without a vote and raises the maximum levy which could be adopted with a simple majority vote. [3]

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