Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 131 -- School District Tax Surcharges

Co-Sponsors:  Holand, Davis

This bill allows school districts to adopt by voter approval a
personal income tax, sales tax, or both.  Moneys raised by the
taxes would not be deducted from a district's state school aid.
For either tax, the school district must specify the purpose of
the tax and the period of time for which the tax will be
imposed, not to exceed 3 years.  The income tax is a 5 or 10%
surcharge on state personal income tax.  The sales tax may be up
to one cent, in eighth-cent increments.  The sales tax will be
voted on by the school districts within a county and apportioned
based on the number of a district's pupils who reside in the
county.  The bill contains technical provisions for the handling
and transfer of funds and for the conduct of the elections.

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