House Bill 1410/Senate Bill 1484 (Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) is scheduled for the House Local Government Sub Committee on March 9th. This legislation will totally repeal the “Save our Property Tax Relief” legislation, Public Chapter 481, which passed last year. Public Chapter 481 made changes to the disabled veterans, senior citizens and disabled citizen property tax relief program.
“This legislation approved in 2015 was totally unnecessary,” said State Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “We are enjoying unprecedented revenue growth; tax collections are above estimates and provide a great opportunity to invest your money in public education, infrastructure and services for our most vulnerable. We get a steady diet of reports and talk about how Washington routinely lets us down in their words and deeds, or don’t stand by the promises made to our veterans, seniors and the disabled.”
“Now the State Government is inching toward the same sort of way of doing business. The bill has a large cost but I would suggest we are actually restoring credibility in our system of government. A promise made should be a promise kept,” Pitts said. I call on all veterans, senior citizens and disabled citizens to help us repeal last year’s mistake. Please attend the Local Government Sub Committee next Wednesday, March 9th at 1:30pm in Legislative Plaza room 30. If you are unable to attend, please call the members of the Local Government Sub Committee and ask them to support this legislation.”
Right click and open the link www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/sub-local.html. Click on each picture for the member’s phone numbers.