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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: December 2, 2014 09:31 AM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Table Game Tax Revenues for Property Tax Relief
I intend to reintroduce legislation that would direct the Commonwealth’s table game tax revenues into the Property Tax Relief Fund in order to provide additional tax relief to local property taxpayers.

The legalization of slot machine gaming was originally enacted to provide property tax relief to the Commonwealth’s property taxpayers. However, while gaming in the state has been successful, the reduction of property taxes has been marginal to the average homeowner.

Additionally, when the General Assembly approved table games in 2010, all of the state taxes generated on table games were to be deposited into the general fund.

Therefore, I am introducing legislation that would direct all state revenues generated on table games to be deposited into the Property Tax Relief Fund to provide for further property tax reductions.

This is part of the Senate Democratic PA WORKS package. I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

Last session, this bill was introduced as SB 206. Previous co-sponsors included: HUGHES, FONTANA, BREWSTER, FARNESE, YUDICHAK, SCHWANK, WOZNIAK, ALLOWAY, MENSCH, VULAKOVICH, VOGEL AND RAFFERTY.

Introduced as SB87