SS/SJR 1 - This resolution pertains to the parks and soils tax.
This joint resolution modifies the constitution, upon voter approval, by resubmitting the parks and soils tax to the voters every 10 years, beginning in 2006. The resolution would have the tax continue until 2016, provided the voters approve the measure. At that point, the tax would automatically come up for voter approval every ten years. If the tax is not approved by the voters, the tax will terminate at the end of the second fiscal year after the last election has been held. Currently, the tax is set to expire in 2008 without an option for voter approval.
The new language added to this substitute clarifies that the Governor can call a special election for the purpose of voting on the aforementioned tax.
The act is similar to SJR 49 (2004).