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S 8736 - School District Property Tax Cap - Key Vote

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Andrea Stewart-Cousins voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (38-20) - (Key vote)

Title: School District Property Tax Cap

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that caps annual increases in property tax rates imposed by school districts at 4 percent or 120 percent of inflation, whichever is less.

Highlights:
- Exempts city school districts with populations in excess of 125,000 from the cap [sec. 1 (1)] - Allows school districts to increase property taxes at a rate in excess of the cap for one school year if the voters approve a referendum. The following levels of support are necessary for approval [sec. 2 (2-3)]:
    - 60 percent of voters in a school district that received at least a 5 percent increase in State funding for the prior year; and - 55 percent of voters in a school district that received less than a 5 percent increase in State funding for the prior year.
- Requires the approval of 50 percent of voters residing in a school district to impose a property tax increase that does not exceed the cap [sec. 2 (3) (b)].
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: School District Property Tax Cap

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