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HB 7063: Local Government Fiscal Responsibility

GENERAL BILL by Ways and Means Committee ; Caldwell

Local Government Fiscal Responsibility; Revises dates & voting requirements for referenda related to most local government taxes & local option surcharges; prohibits certain local governments from enacting, extending, or increasing taxes otherwise authorized under specified conditions; requires local governments to receive voter approval for issuance of any new tax-supported debt with term of more than five years; provides dates & voting requirements for such referenda; authorizes referenda at times other than at general election if an emergency exists; provides exceptions for refunding or refinancing certain debt.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 5/5/2017 House - Died in Government Accountability Committee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/9/2017 House • Filed
• Introduced -HJ 330
3/20/2017 House • Referred to Government Accountability Committee -HJ 395
5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Government Accountability Committee