This Week’s MACo Testimony – Week of April 1, 2013

The MACo staff gave testimony this week on the following bills:

April 2, 2013:

MACo supported a compromise to streamline payment and collection of personal property taxes following a business defaulting on related borrowing.

MACo supported an approach to subject state-owned property to provisions of state-mandated stormwater fees.

MACo supported clarifications to designation processes for financing programs.

MACo supported a consensus bill to protect and maintain forestry cover.

MACo opposed a broad bill subjecting virtually any project receiving any amount of state funds to state prevailing wage laws.

MACo supported a technical follow-up to code revision, after prior amendments have resolved MACo’s previous issues.

MACo opposed an intrisuve set of changes that could undermine county operated speed camera systems, preferring compromise House legislation.

MACo supported technical changes to a tax exemption for certain low-income housing projects.

April 3, 2013:

MACo supported a practical one year extension of program requirements.

MACo supported an increase in the state share of funding for library capital projects.

MACo supported its initiative bill, partially decoupling the personal property tax rate from the broader rate on real property.

April 4, 2013:

MACo opposed a new tax exemption for vessels in use for entertainment purposes, eroding revenues to the waterway improvement fund.

MACo supported technical changes to a tax exemption for certain low-income housing projects.

MACo opposed a bill limiting county flexibility in building codes.

 

To see online versions of MACo’s written testimony from the 2013 legislative session, click here.

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