County Assessment Proposal will Likely be Removed From the State Budget

In a recently released memo dated April 15, 2015, the Joint Committee on Finance stated that they will remove the County Assessment proposal from their review of the budget, stating it is a non-fiscal policy item and should not be addressed in the budget. While not an absolute removal of any chance it might find its way back into the budget, the Joint Committee on Finance decision makes it likely that any countywide assessment legislation will be introduced as separate legislation, and not enacted as part of the budget bill. I think most observers will find that appropriate.