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Key Votes

A 1 - Property Tax Relief and Appropriations - Key Vote

New Jersey Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Property Tax Relief and Appropriations

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (28-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Property Tax Relief and Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that reduces property taxes for moderate and low income individuals and limits local tax increases to 4 percent.

Highlights:
- Limits any increase in the amount collected by property tax for school districts, counties, municipalities, fire districts, and solid waste collection districts to four percent (sec. 3a). - Allows for adjustments by written request based on changes in expenditures, which must be passed by 6o percent of the people in that area [sec. 11 (b)(1)]. - Allows the Commissioner of Education or the Local Finance Board to grant cap waivers for certain expenses instead of obtaining voter approval (sec. 3, 11). - Changes the current homestead rebate act to give homeowners either rebate or credit, depending on income [sec. 23(3a)]:
    -20 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level under $100,000 -15 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level between $100,000 and $150, 000 -10 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level between $150,000 and $250,000
- Allows higher rebates based on income for those over the age of 65 [sec. 23(3b)]:
    - $1,200-$1,000 for seniors with an income under $70,000 - $800-$600 for seniors with an income between $70,000 and $125,000 - $500 for seniors with an income between $125,000 and $200,000
- Requires arbitrators to consider restrictions placed on state employers by the tax increase limit when determining awards [sec. 14(g)(9)]. - Permits all local units of government, including local boards of education, to set employee salaries through collective negotiation, including any reductions in salary which will be compensated by health benefits [sec. 42(7a)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (71-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Property Tax Relief and Appropriations

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

A vote to pass a bill that reduces property taxes for moderate and low income individuals and limits local tax increases to 4 percent.

Highlights:
- Limits any increase in the amount collected by property tax for school districts, counties, municipalities, fire districts, and solid waste collection districts to four percent (sec. 3a). - Allows for adjustments by written request based on changes in expenditures, which must be passed by 6o percent of the people in that area [sec. 11 (b)(1)]. - Allows the Commissioner of Education or the Local Finance Board to grant cap waivers for certain expenses instead of obtaining voter approval (sec. 3, 11). - Changes the current homestead rebate act to give homeowners either rebate or credit, depending on income [sec. 23(3a)]:
    -20 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level under $100,000 -15 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level between $100,000 and $150, 000 -10 percent rebate/credit for individuals with an income level between $150,000 and $250,000
- Allows higher rebates based on income for those over the age of 65 [sec. 23(3b)]:
    - $1,200-$1,000 for seniors with an income under $70,000 - $800-$600 for seniors with an income between $70,000 and $125,000 - $500 for seniors with an income between $125,000 and $200,000
- Requires arbitrators to consider restrictions placed on state employers by the tax increase limit when determining awards [sec. 14(g)(9)]. - Permits all local units of government, including local boards of education, to set employee salaries through collective negotiation, including any reductions in salary which will be compensated by health benefits [sec. 42(7a)].
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Property Tax Relief and Appropriations

Sponsors

  • Joseph J. 'Joe' Roberts Jr. (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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