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  • SPLIT-ROLL PARCEL TAX BILL – DEFEATED!

    Posted: July 1, 2014 | Posted by Crystal Whitfield | No Comments

    THANK YOU!  Thank you, to all of our members that engaged in advocacy on the split roll property tax bill.  Because of your contacts with members of legislative leadership and members of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, this bill was “held in committee” and is effectively dead for the year.

    SB 1021 (Wolk; D-Davis) Split Roll Parcel Tax.  This bill sought to authorize a split roll parcel tax practice that was found illegal last year in what is referred to as the “Borikas” case. Effectively the bill would have allow local school districts to discriminates against commercial property owners by allowing a higher parcel tax than what is imposed on residential property.

    After two weeks constantly working on the measure and educating legislators on the negative impacts, the bill was soundly defeated on a bipartisan vote of 1 “aye,” 3 “not voting,” and 5 “nays.”

    SB 1021 was identified as one of the biggest threats to property owners and was tagged as a “Job Killer” bill.  Over fifty companies and organizations helped with opposition and worked along-side with us to defeat this measure.

    However, we would like to express a special “thank you” to our primary coalition partners who walked the halls of the Capitol on a daily basis, California Taxpayers AssociationCalifornia Chamber of CommerceNational Federation of Independent Business.  This good news would not be possible without these groups working to protect your interests on a daily basis in Sacramento.



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