Key Votes

SJR 18 - Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax - Key Vote

Tennessee Key Votes

Roy Herron voted Yea (Passage) on this Constitutional Amendment.

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Note

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IS A THREE-STEP PROCESS. FIRST, IT REQUIRES APPROVAL OF A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE. SECOND, IT REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL BY THE NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOWING AN ELECTION YEAR, AND THIRD APPROVAL BY THE VOTERS DURING A GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION. THE GOVERNOR CAN VETO THE JOINT RESOLUTION DURING ANY YEAR THE LEGISLATURE PASSES AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION.

Stage Details

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to Committee (House) -
Constitutional Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (28-5) - (Key vote)

Title: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters that prohibits the Legislature from adopting any personal income or payroll tax after January 1, 2011.

Highlights:

-Specifies that the Legislature may institute a tax upon incomes derived from stocks and bonds.

Constitutional Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Constitutional Amendment Prohibiting an Income Tax

Sponsors

  • Brian Kelsey (TN - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors