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2012 House Bill 5853: Exempt resident public safety personnel from property tax
  1. Introduced by Rep. Kurt Heise (R) on September 11, 2012, to exempt the residences of police and firefighters from property tax if the person lives in the same jurisdiction where he or she is employed. A state law passed in 1999 prohibited cities from mandating that public safety workers live in the jurisdiction; see also House Bill 5229 and Senate Bill 879, which would repeal that law.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on September 11, 2012.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5853 (Exempt resident public safety personnel from property tax )  by albaby2 on September 18, 2012 

 If you read my post, you would have seen that I said it reeks of union etc. It smells Democrat but is sponsored by a Republican. BTW-where do you get the idea tha Republicans don't want any taxes? That  smells like Democrat propaganda rather than fact. Can  you cite a source other than a Dem campaign website?



Re: 2012 House Bill 5853 (Exempt resident public safety personnel from property tax )  by JustTired on September 18, 2012 

 This reeks of an attempt to get votes for republicans rather than unions or Democrats.  Why don't we give special tax rates or not taxes for all public workers?  Keep in mind republicans don't want any taxes.



Re: 2012 House Bill 5853 (Exempt resident public safety personnel from property tax )  by albaby2 on September 18, 2012 

 What in the hell is this about? Aren't cops and firefighters  supposed to be part of the community and share financial responsiblity with the rest of us, or are we creating another "special class"? This is a stupid bill that reeks of union or Democrat origin but from a Republican. Time for him to be looking for another job. Communities are having to cut back because of decreased state funding and decreasing property values and he wants to decrease their income more? I have an idea-lets let those that are NOT cops or firefighters have their property removed from the tax rolls and let the cops and firefighters pick up the load.



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