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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: March 16, 2023 10:21 AM
From: Representative Jack Rader, Jr.
To: All House members
Subject: Dedicated Municipal Property Tax for Police Departments - Second Class Townships
Currently, municipalities are authorized to dedicate up to three mills of their property taxes to support fire companies and one-half mill to support ambulance corps.  In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that authorizes municipalities to dedicate up to three mills to support their municipal police department following a referendum.
Many municipal boards are unsure of the public support for the additional expenses of starting or contracting with a municipal police department or regional department.  The referendum would ensure a local police department is something the residents support.
Please join me in cosponsoring this legislation and provide our municipal police departments with a dedicated funding stream.

Introduced as HB1737