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Opinion Letter No. 140-87

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July 31, 1987

The Honorable Roy D. Blunt
Secretary of State
State Capitol Building
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Dear Secretary Blunt:

 This letter is in response to your letter dated July 24, 1987, submitting to us a statement of purpose prepared pursuant to Section 116.334, RSMo 1986. This statement is to be the petition title for a proposed amendment to Article X, Sections 1 and 11(c) of the Missouri Constitution and also is to be the ballot title if the amendment is placed on the ballot. See our Opinion Letter No. 135-87.

 We approve the legal content and form of the proposed statement, a copy of which is enclosed.

 Under the provisions of Section 116.334, the approved statement of purpose, unless altered by a court, is the petition title for the measure circulated by the petition and the ballot title if the measure is placed on the ballot.

Very truly yours,

William L. Webster
Attorney General



Shall Article X, Sections 1 and 11(c) of the Missouri Constitution be amended to require municipalities, counties, school districts and other political subdivisions to obtain two-thirds voter approval for all property tax increases including all school district property tax elections, and to limit property tax rate or bond proposals to one election each calendar year with such elections being held only on the regular municipal, primary or general election days, and to restrict bond related tax increases to retirement of principal and interest only?

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