2016 Senate Bill 732

Exempt Masons lodges from property tax

Introduced in the Senate

Feb. 2, 2016

Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R-24)

To exempt property owned by Masons' lodges from property tax, under a presumption that "Masonic activities" are by definition charitable purposes eligible for a tax break.

Referred to the Committee on Finance

Feb. 18, 2016

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the bill pass.

Oct. 19, 2016

Amendment offered

To require that any loss of school aid fund revenue under the bill be filled in with state general fund money.

The amendment failed 15 to 22 (details)

Passed in the Senate 31 to 6 (details)

Received in the House

Oct. 19, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Tax Policy