Key Votes

SB 83 - Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Sean Jerguson voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Sean Jerguson made in this general time period.

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS BILL IS PROPOSING A PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION OR AN EXPANSION THEREOF, WHICH REQUIRES A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE, AND THEN MUST BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF QUALIFIED VOTERS IN A REFERENDUM ELECTION.

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Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (House) (109-63) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a referendum to the voters to increase the maximum homestead tax exemption from $2,000 to $3,000 of the value of the homestead for the 2011 taxable year, increases it to $4,000 of the value of the homestead for the 2012 taxable year, and requires the maximum exemption be increased by a percentage equal to the cost of living index for each subsequent taxable year thereafter.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the exemption shall remain unchanged during any taxable year in which the cost of living index decreases (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the exemption shall be granted in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemptions (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Committee on Rules.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (House) (98-63) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (40-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that submits a referendum to the voters to increase the maximum homestead tax exemption from $2,000 to $4,000 of the value of the homestead for the 2009 taxable year, and requires the maximum exemption be increased by a percentage equal to the cost of living index for each subsequent taxable year thereafter.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the exemption shall remain unchanged during any taxable year in which the cost of living index decreases (Sec. 1). -Specifies that the exemption shall be granted in addition to and not in lieu of any other homestead exemptions (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Finance.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expanding Homestead Property Tax Exemption

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