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Minutes for SB192 - Committee on Assessment and Taxation

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Under Kansas income tax act; providing rate changes, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income and sunsetting certain modifications, itemized deductions.

Minutes Content for Tue, Mar 14, 2017

Chairperson Tyson opened a hearing on SB192.

Adam Siebers presented to the Committee an explanation of SB192.  He stood for questions.

Mark Tallman presented testimony to the Committee in support of SB192 indicating "this bill would help restore balance to the state tax system, both in terms of taxpayer fairness and across the three major revenue sources of income, sales and property".  (Attachment 1) He stood for questions.

Written only testimony presented to the Committee neutral to SB192 was provided by Heidi Holliday, Kansas Center for Economic Growth (Attachment 2); and Scott Anglemyer, Kansas Association of Community Action (Attachment 3).

Dave Trabert presented testimony to the Committee in opposition to SB192 by saying "budgets . . . can be balanced without a tax increase" and by providing solutions.  (Attachment 4) He stood for questions.

Written only testimony presented to the Committee in opposition to SB192 was provided by Eric Stafford, Kansas Chamber (Attachment 5); Daniel Murray, National Federation of Independent Business (Attachment 6); Jason Watkins, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce (Attachment 7); and Jeff Glendening, Americans for Prosperity (Attachment 8).

When all questions from the Committee were answered, Chairperson Tyson closed the hearing on SB192.