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2011 House Bill 5215: Authorize new local taxing powers
  1. Introduced by Rep. Harvey Santana (D) on December 13, 2011, to authorize another means by which local government officials can impose higher property taxes in a certain area, using that revenue to pay off debt incurred for new spending on projects chosen by a board of political appointees. This scheme would be called “neighborhood improvement districts.” It could be triggered by one property owner getting 30 percent of the owners in the designated district to go along by signing a petition. No vote of the people would be required for this entity to impose the higher levies.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on December 13, 2011.


Re: 2011 House Bill 5215 (Authorize new local taxing powers )  by Dave Scerbak on January 11, 2012 

My understanding is there is an official who checks all bills for a basic constitutionality check prior to a vote.

Has he seen this one yet?

Re: 2011 House Bill 5215 (Authorize new local taxing powers )  by JPHodge on January 11, 2012 

No taxation without representation.  Whether by an overspending government or a minority of citizens, pet projects and their costs should not be imposed on the people.

2011 House Bill 5215 (Authorize new local taxing powers )  by admin on January 11, 2012 
Introduced in the House on December 13, 2011

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