HARRISBURG – Sen. John DiSanto of Dauphin & Perry Counties and Rep. Perry Stambaugh of Cumberland & Perry Counties have introduced proposals that would allow Pennsylvanians to vote directly on the elimination of school property taxes through an amendment to the state constitution. Previous tax relief measures such as school property tax referendums and gambling have fallen short of expectations and have done little to ease the burden of homeowners—especially seniors living on fixed-incomes. DiSanto’s Senate Bill 424 and Stambaugh’s House Bill 927 would task the General Assembly with replacing property taxes with a combination of state and local sales and income taxes. It would also ensure local school districts receive the same amount of revenue as the year prior to enactment so school needs are met. The bills must pass the state Legislature in two consecutive sessions to be placed on the ballot.

REP. PERRY STAMBAUGH

SEN. JOHN DISANTO