Kansas Revenue, Assessment and Expenditure Limitation Act (2010)

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The Kansas Revenue, Assessment and Expenditure Limitatiion Act did not appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the state of Kansas as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.[1]

The measure, introduced and sponsored by State Senator Steve Brunk, would have limited government spending increases for consumer prices. Also, if enacted, the proposed constitutional amendment would have placed any excess tax revenues that exceed spending limits in a stabilization fund. That fund would have been capped at 7 percent of the state's budget. Subsequently, if revenue exceeded that 7 percent cap, that revenue would have then been placed into an emergency fund that would have been capped at 3 percent of the budget, then any money remaining would have been returned to individual and corporate taxpayers. According to Brunk, the measure's purpose was to regulate spending. Legislative session ended on May 28, 2010, without the measure being sent to the ballot.

Constitutional changes

Kansas Revenue, Assessment and Expenditure Limitation Act, constitutional text changes

If enacted by Kansas voters, the measure would have amended the Kansas Constitution by adding Article 16.[2]

Path to the ballot

A 2/3rds vote in both chambers of the Kansas State Legislature is required to refer a constitutional amendment to the ballot. Kansas is one of 17 states that requires this process.[1]

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