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Sec. 51. The personal property of

Section 6.02. Local Taxing Power.

residents of this State, shall be subject to

All units of local government shall retain,

taxation in the county or city where the

unless withdrawn by the General Assembly

resident bona fide resides for the greater

by law, those taxing powers that they have

part of the year for which the tax may

at the effective date of this Constitution.

or shall be levied, and not elsewhere, except
goods and chattels permanently located,

Taxing powers may be granted or withdrawn
by the General Assembly by law applicable

which shall be taxed in the city or county
where they are so located, but the General

to all municipal corporations or by law ap-
plicable to one or more of the other popu-

Assembly may by law provide for the taxa-

larly elected representative local governments.

tion of mortgages upon property in this

State and the debts secured thereby, in the

See Section 7.04, Powers of Counties, p. 89,

county or city where such property is

for taxing powers.


Sec. 52. ( 1 ) The General Assembly shall

See Section 6.08, Appropriations, p. 30.

not appropriate any money out of the

Treasury except in accordance with the

Section 6.09. The Budget.

provisions of this section.

The governor shall submit a budget for

(2) Every appropriation bill shall be

the ensuing fiscal year to the General Assem-

either a Budget Bill, or a Supplementary

bly on the third Wednesday in January in

Appropriation Bill, as hereinafter provided.

each year, except that in the year after the

(3) On the third Wednesday in January
in each year, (except in the case of a newly
elected Governor, and then not later than
ten days after the convening of the General

election of a new governor, the budget shall
be submitted not later than twelve days after
the convening of the regular session of the
General Assembly. In any year the time may
be extended by the General Assembly. The

Assembly), unless such time shall be ex-

budget shall show the estimated surplus or

tended by the General Assembly, the

deficit of revenues, at the end of the preced-

Governor shall submit to the General As-

ing year and shall contain for the ensuing fis-

sembly a Budget for the next ensuing fiscal

cal year an estimate of revenues, a complete

year. Each Budget shall contain a com-

plan of proposed expenditures by program

plete plan of proposed expenditures and

including all appropriations required by this

estimated revenues for said fiscal year and

Constitution or by law, and any additional

shall show the estimated surplus or deficit

information prescribed by law, all in such

of revenues at the end of the preceding

form and detail as the governor shall deter-

fiscal year. Accompanying each Budget

mine. The total of the proposed expenditures

shall be a statement showing: (a) the

shall be limited to funds available therefor

revenues and expenditures for the preced-

as shown in the budget.

ing fiscal year; (b) the current assets,

Section 6.10. Mandatory Appropriations.

liabilities, reserves and surplus or deficit of
the State; (e) the debts and funds of the
State; (d) an estimate of the State's financial
condition as of the beginning and end of
the preceding fiscal year; (e) any ex-
planation the Governor may desire to make
as to the important features of the Budget
and any suggestions as to methods for reduc-

The estimates of appropriations for the
legislative branch certified by the presiding
officer of each house, and for the judicial
branch certified by the judge designated by
the chief judge of the Court of Appeals to
certify the judicial branch budget, shall be
transmitted to the governor in the form and
at the time that he shall direct. To the ex-

tion or increase of the State's revenue.

tent that appropriations for the legislative

(4) Each Budget shall embrace an esti-

and judicial branches and for state support

mate of all appropriations in such form and

of public school systems are required by law,

detail as the Governor shall determine or

the estimates therefor shall be included in

as may be prescribed by Law, as follows:

the budget without revision.

(a) for the General Assembly as certified
to the Governor in the manner hereinafter

Section 6.11. Presentation of Budget Bill.

provided; (b) for the Executive Depart-

At the time the governor submits the

ment; (e) for the Judiciary Department,

budget to the General Assembly, he shall de-



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