HB 560 - Bond and levy cost disclosure

HB 560 - Bond and levy cost disclosure

by
Phil Haunschild
February 15, 2018
Phil Haunschild
February 15, 2018

Bill description: HB 560 would require that the cost per $100,000 of property value be included on the ballot for bond elections.

Rating: +1

Does it in any way restrict public access to information related to government activity or otherwise compromise government transparency or accountability? Conversely, does it increase public access to information related to government activity or increase government transparency or accountability? 


HB 560 would ensure that residents easily understand the impact that passage of a bond measure would have on their property tax assessment. Currently, the information provided on the ballot for a bond election must include:

  • The bond’s purpose
  • The total amount of the bond
  • The total amount of interest expected to accrue
  • The issuing district’s total indebtedness
  • The bond’s expected interest rate
  • The total cost of the bond over its lifetime
  • The term for the bond

HB 560 would add to this list the estimated cost per $100,000 of taxable property. This change would make it readily clear to property owners what a will cost them.

(+1)

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