Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/22/2017 -- Fellerman & Ciarimboli is against HB 1213 and SB 586. It's not good for private citizens, it's not good for schools, and it's not good for children. The law firm urges everyone to reach out to their elected representatives and tell them to VOTE NO on HB 1213 and SB 586.
In a nutshell, the subject bills will enable significant property tax reductions for commercial properties. The bills will also remove a right that has existed in the Commonwealth since the 1930s which allows taxing authorities to appeal a tax assessment of a property suspected of being significantly under-assessed in the same manner as a property owner files an appeal seeking a reduction in assessment.
According to the firm, if the subject bills are signed into law, they will gut the property tax system in Pennsylvania. Estimates even place the potential aggregate loss in property tax revenue for municipalities, school districts, and counties to be in excess of $1 billion per year. Based upon the impact of certain provisions of this proposed legislation that have been evaluated in other states, the subject bills will result in teacher layoffs, massive cuts in educational programs, cuts in protective services, cuts in desperately needed services for Pennsylvania's most vulnerable citizens, and much more.
The lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli urge individuals throughout the Philadelphia area and the rest of Pennsylvania to contact their state representatives and urge them to oppose HB 1213 and SB 586 now. If the subject bills are defeated, not only will uniformity in taxation remain, but the equal application of the tax assessment appeal process will be maintained and homeowners will be protected against suffering from a destructive financial impact.
To learn more about Fellerman & Ciarimboli, HB 1213 and SB 586, or speak with a lawyer at the firm regarding any case, please give them a call at 888-570-HURT, or visit their website and fill out a contact form.
About Fellerman & Ciarimboli
Fellerman & Ciarimboli is a law firm with three offices located in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Wilkes-Barre, and Dunmore. They provide legal representation for personal injury victims and their loved ones. They handle car, truck, motorcycle, bus, medical malpractice, elder abuse, wrongful death, product liability, personal injury and workers' compensation cases.
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