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2013 House Bill 5173: Ban assessors entering property without written permission
  1. Introduced by Rep. Mike Shirkey (R) on December 4, 2013, to require the state property tax assessors manual to explain that a property owner is not required to grant permission for an assessor (or an assessor’s “agent”) to enter the property; and that assessors are prohibited from entering without the owner’s written permission. The bill also establishes a process for assessors to formally request entry in writing, bans assessors from taking pictures of the inside, and specifies that an owner who refuses entry shall not have his or her assessment increased because of this, or be penalized in any other way. See also House Bill 5172.
    • Referred to the House Tax Policy Committee on December 4, 2013.

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