This week, the Senate gave final approval to RCRC-sponsored Senate Bill 447 by Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama).  The bill now awaits the consideration of Governor Brown. 

SB 447 authorizes two or more counties to create Assessment Appeals Boards to hear taxpayer appeals.  SB 447 will help low-population counties to maximize the use of assessment appeals boards given the complex nature of developing the county’s property tax roll.  Many low-population counties appeals through the local Board of Equalization (comprised of the Board of Supervisors) because there are not enough residents that can be eligible to serve on an assessment appeals board. 

RCRC encourages Member Counties to submit letters to the Governor urging him to sign SB 447 into law.  RCRC’s SB 447 support letter can be accessed here.