Income Tax Ban Makes It to the Senate Floor

A proposal to definitively ban a state income tax is scheduled for a vote Thursday in the Tennessee Senate. The proposed constitutional amendment would eventually require voter approved.

The measure is expected to pass easily and must pass three formal “readings” on three different days before being sent to the state House of Representatives.

If approved by this General Assembly and then by the one to be elected in 2012, the referendum to approve the constitutional change could be on the ballot in November, 2014.

The constitutional amendment measure is Senate Joint Resolution 18, here.

Click on the tab “Amendments on Bill” to see changes made in committee.

The amendment marked “SA0015” changes the manner of publication of the proposed amendment to the old form, running it in newspapers of record. Previously the publishing would have been done on the Internet.

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