Give Kentucky Voters Control Over Taxation

Proposed Changes to KRS Statutes


Senator Ralph Alvarado and Representative Stan Lee have filed Senate Bill 26 and House Bill 49 respectively, to empower the citizens and taxpayers of the Commonwealth in reigning in excessive taxation by local governments and school boards. 

The companion bills would accomplish this by making significant changes to the process by which citizens can force recall votes on tax increases by local governments and school boards. 

  • Extend from 45 to 75 days the period after which a tax increase is approved within which the required petition signatures can be obtained to place the tax increase up for a recall vote by the citizens in the affected jurisdiction. 

  • Reduce the petition signature requirement from 10% to 5% of the number of votes in the last Presidential election. 

  • Modify the petition requirements to eliminate the need for all hard copies of the petition to be exactly the same size and contain the names of voters from the same precinct. 

  • Authorize petition signatures to be obtained electronically by compliance with the Kentucky Uniform Electronics Transaction Act. 

  • Extend the recall process to all local school board property tax rate increases, not just those that would produce revenue in excess of 4% more than the prior year, i.e., the “compensating rate”. 

  • Extend the recall process to property tax increases of county fiscal courts, special purpose government entities, and city and urban-county governments, and to occupational license fees, occupational license taxes, gross receipts license taxes and excise taxes for schools. 


What Can You Do?


Contact Your Local Legislator


Call or write to your local legislator and tell them you support  Senate Bill 26 and House  Bill 49

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Sign The Petition

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