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House Will Work Tax Bill Tomorrow, Senate Tax Committee Passes Bills

14 Feb 2017 10:35 PM | Anonymous

House will work Tax Bill Tomorrow

The House of Representatives will work Sub for HB 2718 tomorrow.  The bill includes amendments to Kansas income tax statutes to increase state revenues to close the FY 17 (current year) $350 million deficit and the $1.1 billion deficit for FY 18.  Fiscal year 17 ends June 30.  The full House meets at 11:00 a.m. and you can stream audio from http://kslegislature.org to hear the debate.  Read the bill description here.

Senate Tax Committee Passes Bills

Today, the Senate Taxation Committee passed two bills "without recommendation" - meaning the bills go to the full Senate for debate without a committee endorsement.  SB 188 addresses income tax, rate changes, adjusted gross income, sunsets certain modifications and itemized and standard deductions.  SB 147 - income tax, rate changes, adjusted gross income, and sunsetting certain modifications.

The Committee did not pass the Governor's Tax Proposal - SB 175 - which includes the increases to liquor enforcement tax, tobacco taxes and motor fuels tax, among other fee increases.   Aaron Rosenow, KABR Board Member, presented testimony at the Monday Senate Taxation meeting against SB 175.  Read here.

Last week, the Senate had planned to debate taxes and budget all day on Thursday, but cancelled the debate when it was clear they didn't have enough votes to pass the bills.  At that time, Senate leadership announced they will not work any other bills until a plan to address the current year budget and revenues is approved.


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