Proposed Legislation to Clarify Tax Levy Ballot Language

House Bill 488 sponsored by Ohio State Representatives Becker and Hood will require that the effect of proposed tax levies be more clearly explained on the ballot.

Under current law, information on the effect of a proposed tax levy is expressed based upon the “tax value” of real property (35% of the true value). The proposed law will provide information based on the effect of the tax levy using the fair market of real property, as well as the millage rate against the tax value.

The proposed change will make it easier for voters to understand tax levies and make more informed choices at the ballot box.

You can follow the progress of House Bill 488 here.