2003 - 2004 LEGISLATURE
January 22, 2003 - Introduced by Representative Ziegelbauer. Referred to
Committee on Government Operations and Spending Limitations.
section 8 of article VIII; and to create
section 8 (3) of article VIII of the 2
constitution; relating to: the vote on bills that would increase certain tax rates
3or broaden the base of the state sales tax (first consideration).
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This proposed constitutional amendment, proposed to the 2003 legislature on
first consideration, requires a two-thirds vote in each house of the legislature to pass
a bill to broaden the base or increase the rate of the state sales tax or to increase any
of the rates of the income tax or franchise tax.
A proposed constitutional amendment requires adoption by 2 successive
legislatures, and ratification by the people, before it can become effective.
4Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That:
AJR6, s. 1
Section 8 of article VIII of the constitution is amended to read:
[Article VIII] Section 8 (1)
On the passage in either house of the legislature of 7
any law which that
imposes, continues or renews a tax, or broadens the base or
8increases the rate of the state sales tax or increases any of the rates of the income
9tax or franchise tax,
or creates a debt or charge, or makes, continues or renews an
appropriation of public or trust money, or releases, discharges or commutes a claim 2
or demand of the state, the question vote
shall be taken by yeas and nays, which shall
3be duly ayes and noes, and the names of the members voting for, and the names of
4the members voting against, passage of the bill shall be
entered on the journal; and.
5(2) For any vote under sub. (1),
all the members elected to such 6the current membership of each
house shall in all such cases be required to
a quorum therein
AJR6, s. 2
Section 8 (3) of article VIII of the constitution is created to read:
[Article VIII] Section 8 (3) The passage in either house of the legislature of any 10
law to broaden the base or increase the rate of the state sales tax or to increase any 11
of the rates of the income tax or franchise tax requires the approval of two-thirds of 12
the members present.
AJR6, s. 3
3. Numbering of new provision.
The new subsection (3) of section 14
8 of article VIII of the constitution created in this joint resolution shall be designated 15
by the next higher open whole subsection number in that section in that article if, 16
before the ratification by the people of the amendment proposed in this joint 17
resolution, any other ratified amendment has created a subsection (3) of section 8 of 18
article VIII of the constitution of this state. If one or more joint resolutions create 19
a subsection (3) of section 8 of article VIII simultaneously with the ratification by the 20
people of the amendment proposed in this joint resolution, the subsections created 21
shall be numbered and placed in a sequence so that the subsections created by the 22
joint resolution having the lowest enrolled joint resolution number have the numbers 23
designated in that joint resolution and the subsections created by the other joint 24
resolutions have numbers that are in the same ascending order as are the numbers 25
of the enrolled joint resolutions creating the subsections.
1Be it further resolved, That
this proposed amendment be referred to the 2
legislature to be chosen at the next general election and that it be published for 3 3
months previous to the time of holding such election.