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HB 1405 - Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications - Key Vote

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Sean Jerguson voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a systematic tax reform study of Georgia's revenue.

Highlights:
-Establishes the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians with the intent to conduct a thorough study of the state's current revenue structure and issue a report of its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor, no later than January 10, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Establishes the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure during the 2011 legislative session for the purpose of introducing 1 or more bills or resolutions in the House of Representatives gleaned from council recommendations where such legislation, after its introduction, is referred directly and only to the special joint committee (Sec. 1). -Requires bills or resolutions recommended by the special joint committee upon passage by committee substitute to be ordered for consideration only by the House of Representatives at any established time by the Speaker of House; and if 1 or more bills or resolutions are passed by the House of Representatives, the measure or measures are ordered for consideration only by the Senate at any established time by the President of the Senate (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform on Fairness for Georgians will consist of 11 members, as follows (Sec. 1):
    -Four economists: Dr. David Sjoquist of Georgia State University, Dr. Jeffrey Humphreys of the University of Georgia, Dr. Roger Tutterow of Mercer University, and Dr. Christine Ries of Georgia Tech; -Governor Sonny Perdue; -The 2010 chairperson of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Georgia chairperson of the National Federation of Independent Business; and -Two members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House.
-Specifies that the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure will consist of 12 members, as follows (Sec. 1):
    -The President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives; -The majority leader of the Senate and the majority leader of the House of Representatives; -The minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives; -The chairpersons of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means (who will serve as co-chairpersons of the special joint committee); -Two members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate, 1 from the majority party and 1 from the minority party; and -Two members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, 1 from the majority party and 1 from the minority party.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (111-55) - (Key vote)

Title: Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes a systematic tax reform study of Georgia's revenue.

Highlights:
-Establishes the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians with the intent to conduct a thorough study of the state's current revenue structure and issue a report of its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Speaker of the House and the Lieutenant Governor, no later than January 10, 2011 (Sec. 1). -Establishes the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure during the 2011 legislative session for the purpose of introducing 1 or more bills or resolutions in the House of Representatives gleaned from council recommendations where such legislation, after its introduction, is referred directly and only to the special joint committee (Sec. 1). -Requires bills or resolutions recommended by the special joint committee upon passage by committee substitute to be ordered for consideration only by the House of Representatives at any established time by the Speaker of House; and if 1 or more bills or resolutions are passed by the House of Representatives, the measure or measures are ordered for consideration only by the Senate at any established time by the President of the Senate (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform on Fairness for Georgians will consist of 11 members, as follows (Sec. 1):
    -Four economists: Dr. David Sjoquist of Georgia State University, Dr. Jeffrey Humphreys of the University of Georgia, Dr. Roger Tutterow of Mercer University, and Dr. Christine Ries of Georgia Tech; -Governor Sonny Perdue; -The 2010 chairperson of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 Georgia chairperson of the National Federation of Independent Business; and -Two members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and 2 members appointed by the Speaker of the House.
-Specifies that the Special Joint Committee on Georgia Revenue Structure will consist of 12 members, as follows (Sec. 1):
    -The President Pro Tempore of the Senate and the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives; -The majority leader of the Senate and the majority leader of the House of Representatives; -The minority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the House of Representatives; -The chairpersons of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Committee on Ways and Means (who will serve as co-chairpersons of the special joint committee); -Two members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate, 1 from the majority party and 1 from the minority party; and -Two members of the House of Representatives to be appointed by the Speaker of the House, 1 from the majority party and 1 from the minority party.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Study of Tax Laws and Potential Modifications

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