West Virginia Tangible Personal Property Tax Exemption and Rate Reduction Amendment (2012)
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The proposed legislation is sponsored by Senators Brooks McCabe, Dan Foster, Mike Hall, Joseph Minard and David Sypolt. The measure is also supported by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said, "The real point is a fairly simple concept: A constitutional amendment gives the Legislature the flexibility to do away with personal property taxes and decide what taxes are appropriate to fund the government."
The West Virginia Association of Counties is a notable opponent of the proposal. Executive director Patricia Hamilton said, "It's irresponsible to put it on the ballot without a plan to replace the revenues, and the voters should have a knowledge of what the replacement revenues would be."
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- See also: Amending the West Virginia Constitution