MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Today we look at the second of four constitutional amendments that will be before West Virginia voters in November.
Amendment 2 is called the Property Tax Modernization Amendment.
As previously explained, the secretary of state’s office says that when there is more than one proposed amendment on a ballot, state code requires that the proposed amendments be numbered based on the date the Legislature approved the resolution placing the proposal before the voters.
An amendment is approved by a simple majority vote; it is rejected if it fails to gain a majority.
The state Constitution puts property taxation in the hands of the 55 counties. Amendment 2 would enable the Legislature to govern taxation of the personal property tax for business inventory, equipment and machinery, and for motor vehicles…