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SB 181 - Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-16) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reduces personal property tax rates for motor vehicles and increases the minimum tax amount for motorcycles and motor vehicles.

Highlights:
  • Reduces the percentage of the value of an individual’s motor vehicle in calculating the taxable value of a vehicle beginning in 2014 from 15 percent to the following (Sec. 1):
    • 15 percent for years 1 through 3 of the vehicle;
    • 12 percent for years 4 through 6 of the vehicle; and
    • 10 percent for all other years of the vehicle.
  • Reduces the percentage that the value of a vehicle is multiplied by in order to determine the taxable value of a vehicle beginning in 2014 from 20 percent to the following (Sec. 1):
    • 18 percent during the calendar year 2014;
    • 16 percent during the calendar year 2015;
    • 14 percent during the calendar year 2016; and
    • 12 percent during the calendar year 2017, and all following calendar years.
  • Specifies that the “county average tax rate” includes certain percentages of property taxes levied by school districts in calculating the total amount of property taxes levied by a county as follows (Sec. 1):
    • 25 percent of all property taxes collected by school districts as of November 1, 2013;
    • 50 percent of all property taxes collected by school districts as of November 1, 2014;
    • 75 percent of all property taxes collected by school districts as of November 1, 2015; and
    • 100 percent of all property taxes collected by school districts as of November 1, 2016 and each following calender year.
  • Increases the minimum personal property tax amount for motorcycles and motor vehicles as follows (Sec. 1):
    • From $12 to $18 for motorcycles; and
    • From $24 to $36 for motor vehicles.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed (Senate) (19-19) -

Title: Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Reduces Property Taxes for Motor Vehicles

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