SB 1470

Senate Bill (SB) 1470: bond contracts; technical correction

Sponsor: Senator Driggs

Overview: The strike-everything amendment to SB 1470 allows towns to seek permission from the voters to levy a public safety property tax.

League Position: SUPPORT - The League supports the amendment as provides towns with another method for paying for public safety and emergency services.

Summary: The amendment allows towns to seek permission from the voters to levy a property tax to pay the costs of providing police, fire and emergency medical services.


02/20/13: The Senate Finance Committee adopted the strike-everything amendment and passed the bill on a 7-0 vote. The bill now proceeds to the Rules Committee.

02/28/13: The bill passed out of Senate COW with the strike everything amendment. It now proceeds to Third Read.

03/04/13: SB 1470 passed the Senate 25-3 and is awaiting committee assignment in the House of Representatives.

03/18/13: SB 1470 passed out of the House Ways and Means Committee with a vote of 5 ayes, 2 nays, and 1 not voting. The bill now will be heard in Rules Committee.

04/25/13: SB 1470 passed House Committee of the Whole with a floor amendment to the strike-everything amendment. The bill awaits House Third Read.

05/02/13: SB 1470 passed the House on a Third Read vote of 44-14. The bill currently awaits Senate action on House amendments.