Kentucky Constitution
Section 158

Maximum indebtedness of cities, counties, and taxing districts -- General Assembly authorized to set additional limits and conditions.


Cities, towns, counties, and taxing districts shall not incur indebtedness to an amount exceeding the following maximum percentages on the value of the taxable property therein, to be estimated by the last assessment previous to the incurring of the indebtedness: Cities having a population of fifteen thousand or more, ten percent (10%); cities having a population of less than fifteen thousand but not less than three thousand, five percent (5%); cities having a population of less than three thousand, three percent (3%); and counties and taxing districts, two percent (2%), unless in case of emergency, the public health or safety should so require. Nothing shall prevent the issue of renewal bonds, or bonds to fund the floating indebtedness of any city, county, or taxing district. Subject to the limits and conditions set forth in this section and elsewhere in this Constitution, the General Assembly shall have the power to establish additional limits on indebtedness and conditions under which debt may be incurred by cities, counties, and taxing districts.

Text as Ratified on: November 8, 1994.
History: 1994 amendment was proposed by 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 168, sec. 4; original version ratified August 3, 1891, and revised September 28, 1891.

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