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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: December 4, 2018 04:07 PM
From: Senator John DiSanto
To: All Senate members
Subject: Tax Limitation Amendment
In the near future, I will reintroduce a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of the General Assembly to increase taxes. This amendment is required to protect taxpayers from the tax and spend culture that pervades state government.

Our nation’s constitution calls for super majority votes on a number of matters and our Bill of Rights affords protections to individuals from tyranny of the majority. A tax limitation amendment would offer similar protections by preventing a narrow majority of the legislature from imposing additional taxes on already overtaxed Pennsylvanians.

More than 30 states operate under tax or expenditure limitations, putting Pennsylvania in the minority with no such controls. It is time our legislature reform government and control spending rather than increasing taxes on our citizens.

This legislation was previously SB 489 and cosponsored by Folmer, Aument, Hutchinson, Martin, Reschenthaler, Wagner, and White.

Please join me in protecting taxpayers.

Introduced as SB121