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CS/CS/HB 139: Local Tax Referenda

GENERAL BILL by Government Accountability Committee ; Ways and Means Committee ; Ingoglia ; Avila ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Donalds ; Eagle ; Gruters ; Massullo

Local Tax Referenda; Requires local government discretionary sales surtax referenda to be held on the date of a primary or general election and requires a specified percentage of votes for passage; requires notice of intent to levy certain local government discretionary sales surtaxes; prohibits certain entities for a specified period from increasing taxes that were reduced at the time a discretionary sales surtax was levied.

Effective Date: 7/1/2018
Last Action: 4/26/2017 Senate - Received -SJ 484
Location: In committee/council (EE)
Bill Text: PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Ethics and Elections (EE)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)
  3. Appropriations (AP)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/29/2016 House • Filed
1/11/2017 House • Referred to Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; Ways and Means Committee; Government Accountability Committee -HJ 39
1/18/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, 01/25/17, 9:00 am, 12 HOB
1/25/2017 House • Favorable by Local, Federal and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 269
• Now in Ways and Means Committee -HJ 269
3/7/2017 House • Introduced -HJ 39
4/3/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Ways and Means Committee, 04/05/17, 9:00 am, Morris Hall
4/5/2017 House • CS by Ways and Means Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 2 -HJ 591
4/6/2017 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
• CS by Ways and Means Committee read 1st time -HJ 596
4/7/2017 House • Now in Government Accountability Committee -HJ 601
4/17/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Accountability Committee, 04/19/17, 8:00 am, Morris Hall
4/19/2017 House • CS/CS by- Government Accountability Committee; YEAS 20 NAYS 0 -HJ 785
4/20/2017 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 784
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/25/17
• CS/CS by Government Accountability Committee read 1st time -HJ 777
4/25/2017 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 828
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/26/2017 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 868
• CS passed; YEAS 93 NAYS 23 -HJ 868
4/26/2017 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Ethics and Elections; Community Affairs; Appropriations -SJ 484
• Received -SJ 484