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House Considers Property Tax Exemption for Sportsmen’s Clubs

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Dene Westbrook

This morning the House Tax Policy Committee heard testimony on House Bill 5838, a bill that would exempt qualified sportsmen’s clubs from property taxes.

In order to qualify for the exemption, the facilities of these qualified organizations must be available to the public for charitable, nonprofit purposes on at least 55 days out of every calendar year.

Qualified sportsmen’s organizations must also have the primary purpose of
educating the public on conservation, hunting and fishing, and firearms safety. These
organizations can include, but are not limited to, sportsmen’s clubs, gun clubs,
conservation clubs, and rod and gun clubs.

The League is opposed to this legislation as a continued attack on local revenue. The committee did not vote on the legislation.

Samantha Harkins is the Director of State Affairs for the League handling municipal finance issues.  She can be reached at sharkins@mml.org or 517-908-0306.

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