Special Taxing Districts Bill

Compromise Reached, Special Taxing District Reform to Become Law

Mar 12, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky lawmakers reached a deal Tuesday in a conference committee on legislation addressing issues with special taxing districts.

The committee adopted a new proposal that would require special districts to present their annual budgets or any new fee increases to their local fiscal court. But the compromise on House Bill 1 does not allow the fiscal court veto or approval powers of the special district's actions, as Senate Republicans had recently suggested.

Special Taxing Districts Reform Sails Through Kentucky State House

Feb 8, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky. - A bill reforming how the state's special districts are categorized and making them more transparent easily passed the state House this morning, 96-1.

State Rep. Lynn Belcher, a Republican from Crittenden County, was the lone "no" vote.