Legislation Update -Notice of Property Tax Increase


February 15, 2017

Prop Value Up

A new bill is going through the State Legislature changing the notice requirements of an increase in millage and in almost all instances a property tax increase.  This bill will use the term “proposed millage rate” and delete the term “tax increase.”  Language about the “rollback rate” appears to be eliminated.

When serving as Governor, Roy Barnes changed many of the laws and requirements so that property tax increases were labeled and advertised as tax increases rather than garbled and misleading language that hid the actual tax increase from the public. 

HB 0302 – Property Tax Millage Rate – Notice Requirements

From the ACCG website:

This bill changes the requirements regarding the advertising, notice, and adoption of millage rates. Specifically, it rewords the contents of the ad such that the focus is on the proposed millage rate rather than a tax increase. The ad can be combined with the required five year tax history.

You can read the changes at this link—start on page 3 where the old language is marked out and the new language inserted.


Sponsors of this bill are:

(1) Nix, Randy 69th  (2) Powell, Jay 171st  (3) Cooke, Kevin 18th

(4) Holmes, Susan 129th  (5) Smyre, Calvin 135th



Citizens, be informed and stay informed!  Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County.  That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.




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3 Responses to Legislation Update -Notice of Property Tax Increase

  1. Hate litter says:

    I agree about the trash on the side of the roads. It’s no just Jasper County that has a trash problem; it’s all over the State. The prisoners could be used to clean the roads; however, it is not be the county’s fault that we have so much trash littering the streets.

    It is the fault of the trashy people with whom we share our county and State. They seem to think that the world is their trash can. How hard is it to take the cups, cigarette butts, food wrappers, etc. home with you and put it in your own trashcan?

    I am ashamed that we have people living among us that have so little pride and respect.

  2. Rickie Walker says:

    Has Jasper Co. ever clean the sides of the roads? Went for a ride yesterday and I was so ashamed of our roads.I have traveled all over our country and I can say our roads are some of the worse.Way to go to our county leaders.They can’t pick up trash, but they sure can raise our taxes.

  3. Yeah, about that... says:

    Does that say Susan Holmes? I just want to be sure what I’m seeing here.

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