Rob Mitchell Speaks Out AGAINST "Tangible Personal Property Taxes"

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Rutherford County Property Assessor Rob Mitchell says, "There are two prices of legislation which should be near and dear to every Tennesseans heart which I am proud to say have been filed by members of our own Rutherford County delegation."

The local property assessor complimented Senator Ketron and Representative Sparks legislation they filed to remove the last vestiges from Tennessee codes referencing the State Property Tax. Inclusive in their bill is a provision for locally elected Property Assessors to be appointed to the State Board of Equalization (one from each of the Three Grand Divisions of Tennessee) to act as the peoples voice on the State Board.

Mitchell noted, "Representative Dawn White is working on the Herculean task of amending the State Constitution to forever prohibit a State Property Tax and to delete the language which currently exists to tax an individuals tangible personal property. (cars, boats and furniture)."

"The necessity for future sources of revenue is always a subject of much debate. I am proud to say we have legislators who are willing to make it more difficult for government to have access to our hard earned pay. Please let them know you appreciate their diligence and efforts to work to protect your best interests", he concluded.


TAXES PROPERTY: Composition of board of equalization.

Sponsors: Sen. Ketron, Bill , Rep. Sparks, Mike

Summary: Deletes obsolete language requiring property tax to be used for state purposes. Adds property assessors from each of the grand divisions to the state board of equalization.

Senate Status: 02/01/18 - Filed for Introduction

House Status: 01/10/18 - Referred to House Local Government Subcommittee.

Caption: AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 4- 3-5101 and Title 67, Chapter 5, relative to property tax.


TAXES PROPERTY: Constitutional amendment - prohibiting of a state property tax.

Sponsors: Rep. White, Dawn

Summary: Amend Article II, Section 28 of the Constitution of Tennessee to prohibit the general assembly from levying a state tax on real property and to remove provisions authorizing the general assembly to tax certain tangible personal property.

House Status: 02/01/18 - Filed for Introduction

If you wish to speak with the Rutherford County delegation involved with this legislation, here is their contact information:


Senator Bill Ketron: Phone: (615) 741-6853

Representative Dawn White:(615) 741-6849

Representative Mike Sparks:(615) 741-6829

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