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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: January 7, 2015 02:15 PM
From: Representative Keith J. Greiner
To: All House members
Subject: Optional Elimination of the Office of Tax Collector
Please find attached a copy of legislation I plan to introduce this session that will allow for the optional elimination of the office of Tax Collector. Across this state many municipalities are entering into agreements that allow the County Treasurer’s office to collect taxes on behalf of the municipality or forming joint tax collection districts. Municipalities that have allowed the county to collect taxes on their behalf have seen a decrease in the amount of delinquent tax payers, better cash flow, and a number of other financial benefits as a result. However, these agreements are only allowed when there is a vacancy in the office of tax collector, and can only last a maximum of two years. My legislation gives municipalities that are satisfied with these alternative tax collection methods the option to eliminate the office of tax collector and make these arrangements permanent.

I believe this legislation give municipalities some much needed flexibility when choosing how they want their taxes collected. This legislation is similar to Senate Bill 985 from last session.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this important legislation by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Reath at 8-1280

Introduced as HB1419