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Joint Resolution on Severance Tax

Utah Ballot Measure - Constitutional Amendment A

Election: Nov. 6, 2012 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Government Budget and Spending
Indigenous Peoples


Argument For


Argument Against


Constitutional Amendment A requires a portion of the state's severance tax revenue to be deposited into an existing permanent state trust fund beginning July 1, 2016. The severance tax revenue subject to deposit into the trust fund does not include severance tax revenue that state law designates for use by Indian tribes.

Measure Text

Shall the Utah Constitution be amended to require a portion of the revenue from all of the state's severance taxes, excluding severance tax revenue used for Indian tribes, to be deposited into the permanent state trust fund beginning July 1, 2016?


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