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SB 330 - Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act - Key Vote

Pennsylvania Key Votes

Kerry Benninghoff voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (32-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that repeals certain exemptions from the requirement that a school district submit certain proposed property tax increases to the voters through a public referendum, during which voters in the district shall vote to approve or disapprove of the proposed tax increase.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the following reason for exemption from the requirement that school districts seek voter approval for property tax rate increases in excess of the inflation index (Sec. 1):
    • The revenue generated by increasing the rate of tax by more than the inflation index will be used to pay for certain expenses including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Costs incurred from responding to or recovering from an emergency or disaster;
      • Costs incurred from a response to conditions posing an immediate threat of physical harm to students, staff, or residents of the school district, provided that that the conditions causing the threat have been resolved;
      • Costs associated with indebtedness, including both interest and principal, incurred to finance the construction of academic and non-academic buildings; or
      • The cost of providing health care related benefits in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement.
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (109-86) - (Key vote)

Title: Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain exemptions from the requirement that a school district submit certain proposed property tax increases to the voters through a public referendum, during which voters in the district shall vote to approve or disapprove of the proposed tax increase.

Highlights:
  • Repeals the following reason for exemption from the requirement that school districts seek voter approval for property tax rate increases in excess of the inflation index (Sec. 1):
    • The revenue generated by increasing the rate of tax by more than the inflation index will be used to pay for certain expenses including, but not limited to, the following:
      • Costs incurred from responding to or recovering from an emergency or disaster;
      • Costs incurred from a response to conditions posing an immediate threat of physical harm to students, staff, or residents of the school district, provided that that the conditions causing the threat have been resolved;
      • Costs associated with indebtedness, including both interest and principal, incurred to finance the construction of academic and non-academic buildings; or
      • The cost of providing health care related benefits in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement.
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (50-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amending The Taxpayer Relief Act

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