Municipal Capital Projects Sales Tax Act — S. 171.
S. 171 would allow municipalities to call for the creation of the Capital Projects Sales Tax Commission (the commission that forms the question of what projects will be put on the referendum). If a countywide Capital Projects Sales Tax fails, municipalities within the county could then adopt a Municipal Capital Projects Sales Tax, subject to a referendum. A county could also opt out of the provisions of the countywide... Read more
State Budget and Capital Reserve Fund — H. 4000 & H. 4001
The House Ways and Means Committee approved the budget bill (H. 4000) and the Capital Reserve Fund bill (H. 4001), and they now go to the floor for debate. The Local Government Fund was funded at a base level of $222,619,411 with an additional $11,121,265, for a total of $233,740,67. This represents an increase of more than $2 million above what SCAC’s policy position would require. Please thank the members of the House Ways and Means Committee and ask your House members to support the Local Government Fund as... Read more
S. 7 raises the existing caps on damages found in the Tort Claims Act (TCA) from $300,000 to $1 million per individual, from $600,000 to $2 million per occurrence, and indexes both increases to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If this bill were to pass, it would codify a 333 percent increase in the existing caps. The current fiscal... Read more