ATLANTA (December 4, 2017) | On Friday, December 1, 2017, Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) pre-filed six pieces of legislation addressing property tax assessments in Fulton County.
“It is my absolute intention to pass this legislation during the next legislation session,” said Sen. Albers. “Work was done in advance to ensure everyone is on the same page and that each piece of legislation moves efficiently through the legislative process. We must do all we can to protect our citizens and make sure they are not dealt the same card twice like the tax fiasco they experienced earlier this year. It is imperative that we pass this legislation, give the citizens an opportunity to vote and show those who elect us that we can fix what is broken by providing solutions quickly and efficiently.”
Each piece of legislation would change property tax assessments for the cities of Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park and Roswell as well as the Fulton County School District. The legislation would limit the tax increase residents see each year by creating a three percent cap on property tax assessment increases. This proposed legislation also addresses property tax exemptions and includes referendum language which would leave the implementation of the laws to a vote by the citizens of each respective city and the Fulton County School District.
Earlier this year, the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee, chaired by Sen. Albers, held a meeting to address the 2017 property tax assessment issue. After the meeting, the Fulton County Commission issued a reversal for the 2017 property tax assessments.
Copies of the legislation can be found on the link below:
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For Immediate Release:
December 4, 2017
Ines Owens, Director