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* * * * * * * * March * 1 * 2014 * * * * * * * *
In an effort to keep you informed and to make
sure you have all the latest information here
is another Legislative Alert.
Every session of the general assemble hundreds
of bills are introduced, some benefit the fire
service while others hurt us. It is important
that we stay informed and take an active role in
the legislative process.
CALL YOUR REPRESENATIVE TODAY
Contact your State
Representative and ask them:
DON'T vote to
support any proposal to add fees to fire
EXEMPT Fire Taxing
Districts from the proposed fee on Taxing
Proposal will be added to the State Budget
This will not be in Bill form but added to
Contact your State Representative and tell
This Fee will cause very serious debt problems
for Fire Districts
This is an unfunded mandate
inform your Representative that this is a tax on
Fire Taxing districts are capped and cannot
increase their tax to pay for this fee
Fire Districts could:
Not be able to respond!
Close down stations!
CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY!!!!!
To read more on this
issue scroll down...
To Contact via the
Legislative Message Line:
If you don't know your
legislator check on website
Attention KRS #75 Fire
* There is currently a proposal circulating in the
State Legislature in Frankfort to fund local
PVA’s by means of a fee schedule on “Special Taxing
Districts” in the Commonwealth. This fee
will not be imposed by enabling legislation as is
customary, but rather through an amendment to
the Governor’s budget proposal that already is under
study in the House. This amendment may
occur either in the House or Senate or behind closed
doors as the two Chambers work on a
compromise budget. The only sure bet is that it will
appear for consideration at some point.
* ( A crude ballpark
estimate of the impact on a district is 8% of
revenue. A more precise method
is $0.005 per $100.00 of assessed value not to
exceed 8% of revenue.)
* The PVA is justifying
this exorbitant amount by pointing out that Special
in their Department of Local Government budget that
they possess carryover or
unexpended funds. No one at PVA acknowledges that
operating funds for up to six months of
any fiscal year must be allocated in the budget and
the carryover line is the only place to enter
* Should you choose simply
not to purchase your tax rolls there will be
language in this proposal
to assess the fee regardless. Fire Districts may
find themselves paying for a service they don’t
want or need or, more accurately, can’t afford!
* PVA chooses not to
acknowledge that special districts are established
as functions of County
Governments and that County Governments already pay
for the generation of Tax Rolls.
* This proposal is really
a tax on tax dollars. A highly questionable public
policy. Fire Districts
cannot simply raise their tax rates. In many cases
they are already at the statutory cap. There is no
more revenue to be had.
* The Fire Service
understands the desperation of a PVA facing drastic
budget cuts but the reality
is simple: “Cuts in fire protection result in lives
and property lost.” - Kentucky is the 8th worst
State in the nation in per capita fire deaths.
Certainly there can be no higher priority than to
cutting fire protection.
Kentucky Fire Fighters Association 2016 Conference Information
Please Join Us!
The next monthly meeting will be:
3/25/2014 Hosted by Point
Pleasant Fire Department Location: Boone County Training Center
Meeting: 12:00 pm Agenda: Normal Business
Click here to download a printable 2014 meeting schedule