SECOND REGULAR SESSION
RESOLUTION NO. 44
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES SCHOEMEHL (Sponsor), BIVINS, HARRIS (23), YAEGER,
LEMBKE, SAGER, COOPER (155), JOLLY, RIBACK WILSON (25), WALKER, SKAGGS, WILSON (42),
MEINERS, WILLOUGHBY AND WALSH (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time January 8, 2004, and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 26(b) of article
VI of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating
to school district bond elections.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:
That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next
following the first Monday in November, 2004, or at a special election to be called by the
governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for
adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article VI of the Constitution of the state of
Section A. Section 26(b), article VI, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new
section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 26(b), to read as follows:
Section 26(b). Any county, city, incorporated town or village or other political
corporation or subdivision of the state, by vote of the qualified electors thereof voting thereon,
may become indebted in an amount not to exceed five percent of the value of taxable tangible
property therein as shown by the last completed assessment for state or county purposes, except
that a school district by a vote of the qualified electors voting thereon may become indebted in
an amount not to exceed fifteen percent of the value of such taxable tangible property. For
elections referred to in this section the vote required shall be four-sevenths at the general
municipal election day, primary or general elections and two-thirds at all other elections, except
that for school districts the vote required shall be a simple majority at the general
municipal election day or general elections.