SB 1848

85(R) - 2017
Senate Finance
Senate Finance
Property taxes

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

Relating to the award of attorney's fees in a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 1848 would raise the attorney’s fee limit from $15,000 to $27,000, or 20 percent of the total amount of the property owner’s tax liability reduction which cannot exceed $153,000. Both options are subject to cost of living adjustments.

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 1848 does not appear to have a connection to our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral. It is worth noting that this would likely provide greater access to help for property owners in disputing property tax issues, which would be a positive step.