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CS/CS/SB 278: Local Tax Referenda

GENERAL BILL by Community Affairs ; Ethics and Elections ; Steube ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brandes

Local Tax Referenda; Requiring referenda adopting or amending local government discretionary sales surtaxes, except for surtaxes that are revenue-neutral to a county, special taxing district, or both, to be held only at a general election and specifying the required approval of voters necessary for passage; authorizing referenda for revenue-neutral surtaxes to be held at a special election or conducted by mail ballot, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/5/2017 Senate - Died in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/6/2017 Senate • Filed
1/25/2017 Senate • Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 56
3/7/2017 Senate • Introduced -SJ 56
3/17/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Ethics and Elections, 03/22/17, 4:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
3/22/2017 Senate • CS by Ethics and Elections; YEAS 7 NAYS 0 -SJ 244
3/23/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Ethics and Elections read 1st time -SJ 247
3/28/2017 Senate • Now in Community Affairs -SJ 244
4/12/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 04/17/17, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
4/17/2017 Senate • CS/CS by Community Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 1 -SJ 424
4/18/2017 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS/CS by Community Affairs read 1st time -SJ 425
4/24/2017 Senate • Now in Appropriations
5/5/2017 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Appropriations