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Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Hold Hearing on Local Ad Valorum Tax Relief Fund

ProviderTax (Jan. 11, 2024) – Today, the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee, chaired by Senator Caryn Tyson (R-Parker), held a hearing on Senate Bill 196, reinstating transfers to the local Ad Valorem Tax Reduction Fund. Conferees appearing before the committee included:


  • Senator Jeff Pittman (D-Leavenworth)
  • Jeff Culbertson, Leavenworth County
  • Terry Lois Mashburn, Leavenworth County
  • Mike Steiben, Leavenworth County
  • Krystal Voth, City of Basehor
  • Representative Vic Miller (D-Topeka)
  • Spencer Duncan, League of Kansas Municipalities
  • Jay Hall, Kansas Association of Counties
  • Christian Ramirez, Wyandotte County
  • Bill Riphan, Shawnee County
  • Mike Taylor, Association of County Commissioners


  • Michael Austin, Americans for Prosperity
  • Eric Stafford, Kansas Chamber
  • Dave Trabert, Kansas Policy Institute

Committee members asked if the bill had a direct tie to say that LAVTR must go toward property tax reduction or they won't be eligible to receive those funds. The committee will meet again next week.