Georgia Referendum to Amend State Constitution:
“Shall Property owned by the University System of Georgia and utilized by providers of college and university student housing and other facilities continue to be exempt from taxation to keep costs affordable?”
The root structure of this sentence could be summed up in the sentence:
Shall property be exempt from taxation?
Three or four words that jump out at me in the sentence are:
–Property, in reference to buildings and land owned by educational institutions in Georgia
–Utilized, discussing the what the providers of student housing are doing with the land
–Continue, as it means that the law is already in effect and an amendment would solidify it’s place in the Georgia constitution
–Affordable, because it is citing the purpose of keeping the land tax exempt
The rhetorical situation in this context is that the owners of universities and colleges within the state of Georgia wish to have their property remain tax exempt to prevent rising costs for students. The intended audience is the people/representatives of Georgia, specifically the students who this affects directly. The “encoder” who are the owners write it in this way to convince the government why their land should be tax exempt by stating a rational argument.