Senator Merrill Piepkorn (D, Fargo) has introduced a much needed property tax relief bill, Senate Bill 2357.
Piepkorn remarked, “By far, the number one issue people in my district are concerned about is property taxes. We have an uncomplicated bill that calls for a tax refund of up to 10% on the taxes a property owner pays on his or her primary residence—and that’s it.” There are myriad property tax bills being considered in the House and Senate. Piepkorn said what sets SB 2357 apart is that it is the easiest to understand, “The refund is not tied to mill levies, education funding, funding county services or anything of that nature. It’s just a direct benefit to the taxpayer, which is exactly what they are looking for.” Co-sponsors of SB 2357 are Representatives Hamida Dakane, Liz Conmy, LaurieBeth Hagar, and Senators Kathy Hogan and Tim Mathern.
Piepkorn will be presenting SB 2357 to the Senate Finance and Taxation Committee on Monday, January 30th at 9:00 AM.