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Published on Friday, February 17, 2017

Fiscal flexibility bills scheduled for hearing

Two bills providing additional flexibility on local revenues will be heard this week:

HB 2006 is scheduled to be heard in the House Appropriations Committee at 1:30 pm on Monday, February 20. It would remove the non-supplant language from city and county criminal justice assistance account distributions and the mental health sales tax. Currently, every city receives a portion of more than $35 million per biennium in criminal justice assistance, and one city levies the mental health sales tax.

HB 2041 would remove the non-supplant language on property tax levy lid lifts. It would also extend the $0.50 voter-approved local option county criminal justice levy to all counties by eliminating the language limiting it to counties with less than 90,000 population. The bill is set for hearing in the House Finance Committee at 8 am on Monday, February 20.

If you have any questions or concerns on these proposals, please contact Victoria Lincoln or Sheila Gall.

Categories: Budget & finance