Bill Updates
  • H.437 Manufacturing Tax Exemption: The Senate Finance Committee discussed H.437 which contains the Manufacturing Tax Exemption Extension, an important tax modernization proposal for manufacturers. An amendment to the bill was proposed to create a vacant residence property tax surcharge which would charge a 1% surcharge on the portion of the equalized education property value of a vacant residence that exceeds $400,000. The committee will take testimony on this amendment next week.
  • S.226 Omnibus Housing Bill: Both the House Natural Resources, Fish, & Wildlife Committee and the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee continued to take testimony on the three bills containing proposals that would create new housing supply opportunities; S.210, S.226, S.234. There is a great deal of work ahead for the committees to untangle the duplicative language between them and determine how best to restructure these three bills to move critical housing priorities forward.