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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

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  • 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    5/5/2017 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration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

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  • HB 7063, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/9/2017 at 1:48 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 139 (c2) Local Tax Referenda Ingoglia, Avila Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Ethics and Elections
    S 278 (c2) Local Tax Referenda Steube Compare Last Action: 5/5/2017 S Died in Appropriations

    Citations - Statutes (16)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    125.0104 Tourist development tax; procedure for levying; authorized uses; referendum; enforcement. Page 2 (pdf)
    125.0108 Areas of critical state concern; tourist impact tax. Page 4 (pdf)
    125.901 Children’s services; independent special district; council; powers, duties, and functions; public records exemption. Page 5 (pdf)
    200.065 Method of fixing millage. Page 9 (pdf)
    200.091 Referendum to increase millage. Page 14 (pdf)
    200.101 Referendum for millage in excess of limits. Page 15 (pdf)
    200.105 Page 15 (pdf)
    212.055 Discretionary sales surtaxes; legislative intent; authorization and use of proceeds. Page 16 (pdf)
    218.90 Page 34 (pdf)
    218.901 Page 34 (pdf)
    218.905 Page 34 (pdf)
    218.91 Page 35 (pdf)
    218.92 Page 36 (pdf)
    336.021 County transportation system; levy of ninth-cent fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel. Page 37 (pdf)
    336.025 County transportation system; levy of local option fuel tax on motor fuel and diesel fuel. Page 38 (pdf)
    1011.73 District millage elections. Page 41 (pdf)

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