October 29, 2002 at 7:50 PM EST - Updated July 12 at 4:56 AM
Constitutional Amendment Number 1 would add a requirement for candidates: they'd have to pay their taxes.
If passed, it would bar anyone from running for office who's been in default on any federal, state, local or property taxes for longer than a year. And it's even more strict for those running for offices that set tax rates, like county commission or the legislature. People seeking those offices cannot have defaulted on their taxes period, for any length of time.