The Georgia House adopted a measure to freeze property tax values for two years.
The 110-63 vote Thursday came after lawmakers failed to pass a separate constitutional amendment aimed at slowing the growth of assessments. That proposal failed to get the two-thirds votes needed.
Supporters say the plan would help lower taxes while preventing local governments from raising revenues through a “back door.” Critics say it would deprive local governments of the revenue for crucial services such as police protection and education. Also there is concern by some law makers that the tax would mean a freeze on property taxes of corporations that own large tracts of land across the state.
It now goes to the Senate.
The Georgia News Network