Kansas lawmakers pass fix for property tax law

Kansas Statehouse (KSN News)

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill resolving a conflict caused by the enactment of two versions of a law aimed at holding down local property taxes.

The House approved the measure Friday on an 85-23 vote shortly after the Senate approved it, 24-8. It goes next to Gov. Sam Brownback, and he is expected to sign it.

The bill fixes a problem with a law limiting the authority of cities and counties to spend increases in property tax revenues without voters’ approval. Under the fix, the limits would start in 2018.

The limits were included in two bills raising sales and cigarette taxes to balance the budget. One said the property tax limits would start in July and the other in 2018.

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