Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3979Primary Sponsor: QuinnCommittee Number: 30Type of Legislation: JRSubject: Joint Property Tax Study Task ForceResiding Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Ways and MeansCompanion Bill Number: 617Computer Document Number: PT/22073DW.93Introduced Date: 19930414Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: 19930414Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: QuinnType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 3979 House 19930414 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO CREATE A JOINT PROPERTY TAX STUDY TASK FORCE TO STUDY ALL PHASES OF THE PROPERTY TAX SYSTEM IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND FAIRNESS OF PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION IN THIS STATE.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. (A) There is created a Joint Property Tax Study Task Force consisting of eleven members as follows:
(1) the Chairman of the Tax Commission, ex officio, who shall serve without a vote;
(2) the Comptroller General, ex officio, who shall serve without a vote;
(3) three members appointed by the Governor;
(4) three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the membership of that body; and
(5) three members appointed by the President of the Senate from the membership of that body.
(B) The voting members shall elect one of its members to serve as chairman.
(C) The purpose of the task force is to study the effects of Act 208 of 1975, and related subsequent legislation in order to determine the equity, effectiveness, and fairness of the system of property tax assessment and collection in this State. The study should embody all phases of the property tax system and other factors and issues which impact upon the system. The study must take into account the perspective of both the taxpayers and the local entities that impose the tax.
(D) The task force shall report the findings of its study and any recommendation for legislative action to the General Assembly. The expenses of the legislative members of this task force must paid from the accounts of their respective bodies. The expenses of the gubernatorial appointees must be absorbed within the Governor's Office.
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.