South Dakota Constitution
Taxation to support
school system--Classification of property. The
Legislature shall make such provision by general taxation and by authorizing
the school corporations to levy such additional taxes as with the income from
the permanent school fund shall secure a thorough and efficient system of
common schools throughout the state. The Legislature is empowered to classify
properties within school districts into separate classes for purposes of school
taxation. Taxes shall be uniform on all property in the same class.
History: Amendment proposed
by SL 1929, ch 85, approved Nov., 1930; amendment proposed by SL 1964, ch 174,
rejected Nov. 3, 1964; amendment proposed by SL 1965, ch 275, approved Nov. 8,
1966; amendment proposed by SL 1998, ch 2, rejected Nov. 3, 1998; initiated
measure proposed by SL 1998, ch 332, rejected Nov. 3, 1998; amendment proposed
SL 1999, ch 1, §§ 1, 2, approved Nov. 7, 2000.