Ben Hansen (N)
The Platte Institute provided testimony in support of LB644. This bill establishes a Truth in Taxation law, which requires taxpayers to be directly notified by mail about public hearings and board votes for local property tax increases. LB644 provides taxpayers with a stronger voice in how local property taxes are decided by providing the date, time, and location of a public meeting where property tax increases will be decided. Subdivisions must explain how much a property taxpayer’s tax bill would rise if the proposed tax increase were approved, and hold hearings for property tax increases take place after 6 p.m., allowing more taxpayers the opportunity to attend a public meeting.
LB644 was heard by the Revenue Committee on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Click here to read the Platte Institute's testimony.