The Complete Language of Proposal 5

Proposal 5 would amend the Michigan Constitution by adding the following Section 26a to Article IX.


No new or additional taxes shall be imposed by the state government, nor shall it expand the base of taxation, nor shall it increase the rate of taxation unless:

(a) by the vote of two-thirds of all the elected members of each branch of the Legislature; or

(b) by a statewide vote of Michigan electors at a November election.

This section shall in no way be construed to limit or modify tax limitations otherwise created in this constitution.