Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Various property tax matters. Requires assessing officials to maintain geographic information system characteristics of real property parcels and to transmit that data annually to the geographic information office of the office of technology. Provides that personal property is exempt from property taxation if it is owned by a homeowners association and is held by the homeowners association for the use, benefit, or enjoyment of members of the homeowners association. Provides that a county auditor may accept a deduction application for a property tax abatement deduction only if the designating body has specified an abatement schedule for the deduction. Prohibits a Various property tax matters. Requires assessing officials to maintain geographic information system characteristics of real property parcels and to transmit that data annually to the geographic information office of the office of technology. Provides that personal property is exempt from property taxation if it is owned by a homeowners association and is held by the homeowners association for the use, benefit, or enjoyment of members of the homeowners association. Provides that a county auditor may accept a deduction application for a property tax abatement deduction only if the designating body has specified an abatement schedule for the deduction. Prohibits a taxing unit from transferring property tax receipts to the property tax assessment appeals fund if the property tax receipts are: (1) held in a debt service fund; or (2) treated as levy excess. Removes phrasing to emphasize that a political subdivision may not base an excess levy appeal on normal population growth. Removes obsolete provisions concerning excess levy appeals by political subdivisions. Modifies certain responsibilities of the division of data analysis of the department of local government finance. Authorizes the fiscal body of a township that is located next to certain counties or townships to pass a resolution to place on the ballot a local public question on whether the fiscal body of the eligible county should be required to fund and carry out a public transportation project in the township. Provides that if a public question regarding public transportation projects is defeated in a township, the fiscal body of the township may adopt a resolution to place another such public question on the ballot at a subsequent general election in the township, but specifies that such a public question may not be placed on the ballot in the township more than two times in any seven year period. Specifies the conditions under which a county fiscal body may impose an additional tax rate on county taxpayers who reside in a township that approves a local public question. Authorizes the provider unit in a fire protection territory to negotiate for and hold debt for the equipment replacement fund of a fire protection territory. Authorizes a participating unit in a fire protection territory to acquire fire protection equipment or other property and make the property available to the provider unit. Specifies the adjustments to the maximum permissible levy for a unit that ceases participation in a fire protection territory. Specifies the minimum number of taxpayers that must object to the imposition or increase of a tax rate for an equipment replacement fund of a fire protection territory. Authorizes a library to issue library cards at no charge to college students who attend a college in the library district. Requires a library to prorate the cost of a library card that is valid for less than one year. Allows a nonprofit entity that missed the applicable deadlines to claim the property tax exemptions to which it would otherwise have been entitled to submit the necessary paperwork to claim the exemptions. Repeals a provision authorizing a county fiscal body to adopt an ordinance to allow local agencies to require a person applying for a property tax exemption, a property tax deduction, a zoning change or zoning variance, a building permit, or any other locally issued license or permit to submit a uniform property tax disclosure form with the person's application for the property tax exemption, property tax deduction, zoning change or zoning variance, building permit, or other locally issued license or permit. ... View more