Key Ind. panel sends tax caps bill to full House

AP News
Posted: Dec 14, 2009 4:37 PM

Bills aimed at placing caps on property tax bills to the state constitution are now before both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly, days before it convenes on Jan. 5.

The House Ways and Means Committee voted 21-3 Monday to endorse the property tax legislation. It was first approved in 2008 and if passed again this session, voters would decide in November whether to place the caps in the constitution. Doing so would make it tougher for the Legislature to change the limits.

The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee endorsed the property tax legislation last week.

(This version CORRECTS the committee's vote was 21-3, not 16-8.)