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Measure Details

Creates the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund to protect water quality, wildlife habitat, and parks

Georgia Ballot Measure - Amendment 1

Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Government Budget and Spending
Natural Resources and Energy
Taxes

Summary

This proposal revises provisions subclassifying forest land conservation use property for ad valorem taxation purposes. It revises the methodology for establishing the value of forest land conservation use property and related assistance grants. The proposal also permits the subclassification of qualified timberland property for ad valorem taxation purposes.

Measure Text

Without increasing the current state sales tax rate, shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to create the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund to conserve lands that protect drinking water sources and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; to protect and conserve forests, fish, wildlife habitats, and state and local parks; and to provide opportunities for our children and families to play and enjoy the outdoors, by dedicating, subject to full public disclosure, up to 80 percent of the existing sales tax collected by sporting goods stores to such purposes without increasing the current state sales tax rate?

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