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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 7, 2018 11:26 AM
From: Representative Keith J. Greiner and Rep. Steven C. Mentzer
To: All House members
Subject: Optional Elimination of the Office of Tax Collector
 
This session, I plan to reintroduce my legislation, former House Bill 1419 of 2015-2016, 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. Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation



Introduced as HB793