Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today co-authored Assembly Bill (AB) 45 X, which would repeal ABX1 29, the State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Fee, signed into law by Governor Brown in July.
"The only thing you can do is repeal it," said Nielsen referring to ABX1 29 or the SRA Fire Fee. "It is nothing more than a new way to get more money for government. By no reckoning or no admission does it improve the safety of the citizens who live in state responsibility areas. It does increase the size and overreach of government and that's why it must be repealed."
According to Nielsen this bill is needed even more now than even before, because Democrats have introduced another bill meant to clarify ABX1 29, which in fact increases the fee amount, making it unlimited, and extends the definition of structure to mean any standing building, not just those inhabited by humans. Under this new law 10 million dollars will be spent to enforce this new tax.
"Our bill, AB 45 X, will roll back the double taxation on homeowners and force the state to make honest spending choices with the tax payer dollars it already has," said Nielsen.