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House GOP stalls property tax relief

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Last night, the Privileges & Elections Constitutional subcommittee killed an enactment bill from Sen. Ralph Northam on the homestead exemption, SB496. (The Virginian-Pilot, 2/21/08)

Like Del. Paula Miller’s HB1118 – which was killed by the same subcommittee last month – the bill would have allowed the homestead exemption to take immediate effect upon passage of the ballot amendment, rather than delaying implementation until after the General Assembly meets again to consider it. More on Del. Miller’s bill here.

In the video below, Del. Kenny Alexander’s motion to report the bill is defeated on a party-line vote by Del. Mark Cole’s substitute motion to kill the bill for the year:

HB1118 was also defeated on a party-line vote, with only Democratic Dels. Alexander, Mark Sickles, and Bud Phillips voting in support of immediate tax relief:

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Written by assemblyaccess

February 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm

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