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2013 TN General Assembly
Tue April 9, 2013
Income Tax Ban to Go Before Tennessee Voters
The Tennessee House has given final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment to ban a state income tax.
The chamber approved the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Glen Casada 88 - 8 Monday. The vote completes a lengthy process for constitutional amendments, which must pass both chambers in consecutive General Assemblies before they can go before the voters in the same year a governor's election is held.
Supporters scrambled to sign up as co-sponsors to the bill as the clerk read the language of the proposed constitutional amendment on its last reading.
Democratic Rep. Mike Stewart sought to remind members that the last push for a state income tax was led by then-Governor Don Sundquist, a Republican, more than a decade ago.