North Dakota Taxable Status of Land Held for Conservation Purposes, Constitutional Measure 1 (2002)
The North Dakota Taxable Status of Land Held for Conservation Purposes Referendum, also known as Constitutional Measure 1, was on the November 5, 2002 ballot in North Dakota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure eliminated the constitutional status of property tax exemption of land held for conservation or wildlife purposes and left to the Legislative Assembly the determination of whether those properties will be exempt from property taxes.
|North Dakota Constitutional Measure 1 (2002)|
Election results via: North Dakota Secretary of State, Official Vote of General Election, 2002
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Measure No. 1 would amend Article X, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution. The measure would eliminate the property tax exemption for land set aside for conservation or wildlife purposes unless otherwise provided by the legislative assembly.
_____ A “YES” vote means you approve the measure as summarized above.
|Section 5. Taxes shall be uniform upon the same class of property including franchises within the territorial limits of the authority levying the tax. The legislative assembly may by law exempt any or all classes of personal property from taxation and within the meaning of this section, fixtures, buildings and improvements of every character, whatsoever, upon land shall be deemed personal property. The property of the United States, to the extent immunity from taxation has not been waived by an act of Congress, property of the state, county, and municipal corporations, to the extent immunity from taxation has not been waived by an act of the legislative assembly, and property used exclusively for schools, religious, cemetery, charitable or other public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. Real property used for conservation or wildlife purposes is not exempt from taxation unless an exemption is provided by the legislative assembly. Except as restricted by this article, the legislative assembly may provide for raising revenue and fixing the situs of all property for the purpose of taxation. Provided that all taxes and exemptions in force when this amendment is adopted shall remain in force until otherwise provided by statute.|
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- North Dakota Secretary of State Archived Election Results, "General Election Results - 2002," accessed March 31, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Full Text of CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1 (Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4045, 2001 North Dakota Session Laws, Ch. 596)," accessed March 31, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "Ballot Language CONSTITUTIONAL MEASURE NO. 1 (Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 4045, 2001 North Dakota Session Laws, Ch. 596)," accessed March 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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