Property Tax Caps Clear Major Hurdle

Posted by: Kelly Sweeney  | Friday, January 8, 2010 8:00 am

STATEHOUSE-Constitutionally protected property tax caps passed a significant hurdle today in the House of Representatives, in spite of House Democrats filing three amendments in an attempt to sabotage passage of the caps.   The property tax caps constitutional amendment, also known as House Joint Resolution 1 (HJR1), passed today on second reading unamended and will be eligible for third reading and final passage on Monday.

"I'm pleased there was bipartisan support for the effort to put the caps on the ballot this November," said Rep. Gutwein (R-Francesville). "Voters have the right to weigh in on such an important issue. Passing permanent property tax caps has been a top priority for Republicans and for Democrats to join with us to clear such a large hurdle today was encouraging."