2019 Interim Meetings

The Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force held several Open House events around the State.    These open houses were in response to the bill proposed last session to broaden the sales tax base in the State.  The purpose of the open house events was to define the problem that exists at the State level, and to receive public feedback, possible solutions and concerns.  

The Association made comments at these events.  We encourage representatives from districts, board members and/or managers, who share concerns to carefully follow this issue and communicate with your legislators.  Communications should be respectful.  

The concerns of many districts include the following items.

1-  The possible taxation of government services, such as water, in any final solution to tax restructuring and equalization.

2-  The concern that if water or other government services are taxed, districts will be forced to raise taxes and/or fees upon their citizens to pay for such a new tax, with no corresponding increase in service level.  With current budgets being tight and resources limited, there is concern about the possibility of having to raise fee/taxes on local citizens to pay for a state sales tax.

3-  The possible economic impact of such a taxation policy if implemented upon economic growth.

4-  The the possible "ripple effect" of any final solution upon the financial soundness of districts/local governments throughout the State.



Interim Committee Schedules

The next 2019 Interim Legislative Committee meetings will be held during the week of October 14th.  Interim day will be on October 16th.  Committee agendas may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links below.  Links will be activated as meeting agendas are posted. 




Interim Committee Meeting Agendas



Agendas for Tuesday, October 15th Interim Committee Meetings


Legislative Water Development Commission


Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee




 

Agendas for Wednesday, October 16th Interim Committee Meetings


Revenue and Taxation Interim Committee

 

Political Subdivisions Interim Committee

 

Government Operations Interim Committee

 

Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Interim Committee

 

Transportation Interim Committee

 

Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee


Public Utilities, Energy, and Technology Interim Committee


Business and Labor Interim Committee

 

Economic Development and Workforce Services Interim Committee

 

Health and Human Services

 

Judiciary Interim Committee

 

 Legislative Management Committee


 Subcommittee on Oversight


 



Agendas for Thursday, October 17th Interim Committee Meetings


Retirement and Independent Entities Interim Committee


Federalism Commission