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Mississippi Constitution Art. 11, § 236. Levee taxes

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The Legislature shall impose for levee purposes, in addition to the levee taxes heretofore levied or authorized by law, a uniform tax of not less than two nor more than five cents an acre per annum upon every acre of land now or hereafter embraced within the limits of either or both of said levee districts.  The taxes so derived shall be paid into the treasury of the levee board of the district in which the land charged with the same is situated;  and the Legislature, by the act imposing said tax, shall authorize said levee boards to fix the annual rate of taxation per acre within the limits aforesaid, and thereby require said levee boards, whenever a reduction is made by them in their other taxes, to make a proportionate reduction in the acreage tax hereinbefore mentioned;  but said acreage tax shall not be reduced below two cents an acre per annum;  and all reductions in such taxation shall be uniform in each of said districts;  but the rate of taxation need not be the same in both of them;  and such specific taxes shall be assessed on the same assessment roll, and collected under the same penalties, as ad valorem taxes for levee purposes, and shall be paid at the same time with the latter.  And no levee board shall ever be permitted to buy lands when sold for taxes;  but the State shall have a prior lien for taxes due thereto.  The Legislature may provide for the discontinuance of the tax on cotton, but not in such manner as to affect outstanding bonds based on it, and on the discontinuance of the tax on cotton, shall impose another tax in lieu thereof;  but the Legislature may repeal the acreage tax required to be levied hereby after the first day of January, A. D. 1895.

Cite this article: - Mississippi Constitution Art. 11, § 236. Levee taxes - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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