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Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Local government budget notices. Reinstates certain expired and repealed statutes concerning local government budget notices. Reinstates the requirement that a political subdivision must give notice by publication to taxpayers of the estimated budget, the estimated maximum permissible levy, the current and proposed tax levies of each fund, the amount by which the political subdivision's property taxes may be reduced by circuit breaker credits, the amounts of excessive levy appeals to be requested, and the time and place of the public hearing on the budget. (Under current law, the political subdivision is required to submit this information to the department of Local government budget notices. Reinstates certain expired and repealed statutes concerning local government budget notices. Reinstates the requirement that a political subdivision must give notice by publication to taxpayers of the estimated budget, the estimated maximum permissible levy, the current and proposed tax levies of each fund, the amount by which the political subdivision's property taxes may be reduced by circuit breaker credits, the amounts of excessive levy appeals to be requested, and the time and place of the public hearing on the budget. (Under current law, the political subdivision is required to submit this information to the department of local government finance's (DLGF's) gateway.) Provides that a political subdivision must include in each notice the Internet address of the DLGF's gateway at which the budget information is also available. Reinstates an expired statute providing that if the budget notice is not timely published due to the fault of a newspaper, the notice is a valid notice if it is published one time at least three days before the budget hearing. Reinstates an expired provision allowing the DLGF to correct certain errors or omissions that cause the budget notice to inaccurately reflect the tax rate, tax levy, or budget of a political subdivision. ... View more