04/08/19 -- HCS2 HB 374 -- Sales tax rates must be disclosed on ballots when increases are proposed

Bill Number: 
HCS2 HB 374
Bill Purpose: 
Sales tax rates must be disclosed on ballots when increases are proposed
Date of Vote: 
04/08/19
My Vote: 
Yes
Explanation: 

HCS#2 HB 374, introduced by Representative Phil Christofanelli (Republican - District 105) requires that both the proposed tax increase and the aggregate total sales tax be listed on the ballot when sales tax increases are proposed.

This is an excellent bill.  It is common for political subdivisions to propose what appears to be a small sales tax increase (e.g. 0.10%), which at first glance seems insignificant.  People would be much less likely to blindly approve such a tax increase if they were reminded of what their total tax would end up being (in some areas of the state, it's over 10%).

I'd like to see this concept expanded to all types of proposed tax increases.