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Minutes for HB2368 - Committee on Taxation

Short Title

Tax lid exception for transportation construction projects.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Mr. Siebers provided an overview on HB2368 stating the bill would allow cities and counties to spend increased property tax revenues on expenses relating to transportation projects without requiring a resolution to be approved by an election.   The project cannot exceed 20.0 percent of the city or county appropriation or budget from the preceding year.  The projects would be approved by the Secretary of Transportation. 

Representative Proehl testified as a proponent to HB2368 stating the Transportation Task Force supports local transportation needs exceeds available resources and some portion of State Highway Funds should be directed to local governments to meet those needs  (Attachment 16).

Jay Hall, Kansas Association of Counties testified as a proponent to HB2368 stating the bill would allow for an exception to the tax lid for transportation construction projects (Attachment 17).

Chardae Caine, League of Kansas Municipalities testified as a proponent to HB2368 stating the addition of expenses relating to transportation projects as an exception from the required election procedures under the current property tax lid will allow cities to meet the needs of residents efficiently (Attachment 18).

Written testimony was submitted by the following as proponents for HB2368:

Scott Heidner, American Council of Engineering, (Attachment 19).

Kevin Walker, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, (Attachment 20).

John Smith, Kansas Legislative Policy Group, (Attachment 21),

Adam Stodola, Kansas Society of Professional Engineers, (Attachment 22).

Written testimony was submitted by the following as opponents for HB2368:

Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute, (Attachment 23).

Aaron Popelka, Kansas Livestock Association, (Attachment 24).

Eric Stafford, Kansas Chamber, (Attachment 25).

Patrick Vogelsberg, Kansas Association of Realtors, (Attachment 26).

Hearing closed on HB2368.

Next meeting scheduled is March 14, 2019.