State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) reports an estimated 1,000 persons attended the May 7 rally
for House Bill 1776, which would abolish the school property.
The rally was held in the Capitol Rotunda.
Taxpayers shared stories about how the school property tax is ruining their lives.
“It was clear from their stories that the school property tax does not work and must be replaced. House Bill 1776 would replace the school property tax with other state funding sources,” Cox said.
He noted that details about the bill, which is named the Property Tax Independence Act, can be found on his website
House Bill 1776 is before the House Finance Committee, which will be holding a hearing on the legislation on May 21.
Property Tax Rally Attendance Estimated At 1000
State Rep. Jim Cox (R-129) is circulating an on-line petition to present to Gov. Tom Corbett to encourage him to make supporting the Property Tax Independence Act his highest priority in his annual budget address, before the the state House and Senate, Feb. 7.
The bill, which has yet to be introduced but is expected to be called HB 1776, would eliminate school property and local school nuisance taxes across the Commonwealth and replace those taxes with funding from a single state source.
If such a law came into effect one would actually own one’s home rather than simply rent it from the government.
The petition can be found at the link.
I signed it.
Cox Online Petition For Ending Home Tax