Funding For Personnel To Collect SRA Fire Tax Is Delayed In Assembly Budget Subcommittee

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the State Responsibility Fire Service Area (SRA) Fire Tax issue was considered in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 3. In a bi-partisan manner the Committee chose not to consider the funding needed to create the necessary positions at the Board of Equalization to collect this tax.

"Actions today indicate members of both parties are concerned about this tax; rightfully so," said Nielsen. "Fifty six out of the fifty eight California counties have SRAs and citizens are going to launch a firestorm of protests over this tax."

Also, the Assembly Appropriation Committee heard Assembly Bill (AB) 1506 which would repeal the SRA Fire Tax immediately. The Committee placed the bill on the suspense file, meaning it will be taken up for a vote sometime in May.