House Bill 2379: Updated Information Available
Reported by the Arizona Daily Star:
Update to House Bill 2379:
Representative Justin Olson from Mesa has re-written the bill to remove the inflexible funding cap, in favor of adding a (2nd) well-publicized public hearing before the tax rate for a special district is raised. The current process already includes one well-publicized public hearing.
This amended bill has passed the House Ways & Means Committee and will move forward for constitutional review by the Rules Committee before a vote occurs.
The Pima County Public Library is funded primarily through a dedicated property tax, called the Library District Tax. It shows up on your annual property tax bill as a line item called Library District. This tax rate is reviewed and set every year by the Pima County Board of Supervisors and it is currently set at 38 cents per $1000.00 assessed value.
What is the Arizona State Legislature's House Bill 2379 Special Districts; secondary levy limits?
Overview, history, and provisions
- Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry's January 29th memo, House Bill 2379 Impact on Pima County Public Libraries. Second memo, February 7th: Re: House Bill 2379 Severely Limiting the Library District Secondary Property Tax.
- In one year at your library.
- Library White Paper HB2379: Impact of HB2379 on Pima County Free Library District and Pima County Public Library (PDF)
- Arizona Legislative District Contact Information (PDF)
Not sure which district you're in? Use the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commision District Locator to determine your district.
Schedule of Events
SEIU Public Forum on HB2379
Community meeting. This is not a library-sponsored event and is subject to change without notice.
- Saturday, March 15, 2014
- 3:00pm - 5:00pm
- Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Branch Library
- Monday, March 17, 2014
- 2:30pm - 3:30pm
- Joyner-Green Valley Branch Library