Idaho Property Tax Relief, HB 1 (2006)

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The Idaho Property Tax Relief Advisory Vote, also known as House Bill 1, was on the November 7, 2006 ballot in Idaho as an advisory question, where it was approved. The State of Idaho adopted a property tax relief plan in August 2006 that reduced property taxes by about $260 million and kept the state's sales tax at 6%. The measure continued that plan.[1][2]

Election results

Idaho HB 1 (2006)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 309,168 72.38%
No117,96427.62%

Election results via: Idaho Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot question

The ballot questions reads as:[2]

"Should the State of Idaho keep the property tax relief adopted in August 2006, reducing property taxes by approximately $260 million and protecting funding for public schools by keeping the sales tax at 6%?"[3]
  • Note that this is an advisory vote only; it is not binding if it passes.

Support

Although there was no opposition campaign, there was a campaign in support of the Property Tax Relief Advisory Vote. The "yes" campaign was organized under the name, "Committee for Fairness in Idaho Tax Policy PAC." It raised $34,000 for its campaign.[4]

Donors included:

Donor Amount
B.C. Newsome $15,000
Brad Little for Senate $6,000
JR Simplot Co. $5,000
Idaho Power $5,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $5,000
Idaho Republican Party $5,000
Union Pacific Railroad $3,000

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