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HB19-1047

Metropolitan District Fire Protection Sales Tax

Concerning the authority of a metropolitan district to levy a sales tax for the purpose of providing fire protection in the areas of the district in which the tax is levied.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Local Government
Bill Summary

A metropolitan district is a type of special district that provides at least 2 services from a list of specific services. One of the services that a metropolitan district is currently authorized to provide is fire protection. Currently, a metropolitan district is authorized to levy a property tax to provide services; however, the district can also levy a sales tax for safety protection, street improvement, and transportation purposes. Both property taxes and sales taxes require voter approval. The bill allows a metropolitan district to also levy a sales tax to provide fire protection in the areas of the district in which the sales tax is levied.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

Bill Text

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