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Minutes for HB2019 - Committee on Taxation

Short Title

Property tax levy for the Kansas educational building fund.

Minutes Content for Wed, Feb 4, 2015

Chairman Kleeb opened a hearing on HB2019.

Scott Wells briefed the committee on HB2019.  He stood for questions.

Representative Sloan presented testimony in support of HB2019 by discussing "the need for the Regents to reliably have the necessary funds to maintain and upgrade buildings throughout the system".  He stood for questions.  (Attachment 1)

Written only testimony neutral to HB2019 was presented by Andy Tompkins, Kansas Board of Regents (Attachment 2) .

Dave Trabert presented testimony in opposition to HB2019 concerning the potential increase of the mill rate.  He stood for questions.  (Attachment 3)

Earl Freeman testified in opposition to HB2019 by indicating the mill levy in Wyandotte is already high and another increase would put him out of business.  He stood for questions.  No written testimony was presented.

Written only testimony in opposition to HB2019 was presented by Luke Bell, Kansas Association of Realtors (Attachment 4) .

When all questions from the Committee were answered, Chairman Kleeb closed the hearing on HB2019.