|Date Requested:February 16, 2005
Time Requested:01:13 PM
| FUND(S) |
General Revenue Fund, local governments
Sources of Revenue
|General Fund,Other Fund|
Legislation creates:A New Program
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The stated purpose of this bill is to provide that property owned, used or occupied by the owner or the owner’s immediate family exclusively for residential purposes and without compensation being paid to the owner by the immediate family members is Class II property for levy purposes.
The loss of revenue to the State and local governments cannot be determined. Additional administrative costs would be minimal.
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||0||0|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
The Tax Department does not have sufficient data to estimate the revenue loss to the State and local governments due to passage of this bill. Additional administrative costs would be minimal.
|The classifications of property are established in the West Virginia Constitution Article X, Section 1. There is no authorization within the Constitution to expand the classification to include occupation by the owner’s immediate family members without the presence of the owner. It is therefore possible that the amendment proposed in this bill is beyond the classification boundaries established by the Constitution.|