Linda Koop Voted for High Property Taxes
Local governments must not be allowed to raise property tax recklessly.
Senate Bill 1 RV # 164, 2017 Session
Dan Huberty made a motion to “move the previous question” to vote on SB 1. His intention was to pass the bill before it could be amended. The amendments would have provided property tax reform to millions of Texans.
Linda Koop voted with every Democrat to support Huberty's motion and kill property tax reform.
You can view the actual vote in the House at this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwwsaBDovPOrNjN4Q2hrQUJLeGc/view?usp=sharing
Senate Bill 1 RV # 136, 2017 Session
The current rollback rate in Texas is 8%. This means that your local county and city taxing authorities can raise your property tax up to 8% annually without holding an election.
Governor Abbott wanted the rollback rate to be cut in half and capped at 4%, which is what local schools are capped at. This would mean any city or county government would need voter approval to raise taxes more than 4%.
The House gutted the Governor's bill in several ways. One of these was raising the cap to 6%. An amendment was offered to bring the cap back down to 4%.
Linda Koop voted with every Democrat to prevent the lower property taxes.
You can view the actual vote in the House at this link - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwwsaBDovPOraG1UMVg2cFppRnc/view?usp=sharing