State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has been appointed to serve on the newly-formed bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). The bipartisan task force will include lawmakers from the House and Senate, including members appointed by Governor Pritzker.
“I frequently hear from constituents concerning their high property taxes,” said Rep. Charlie Meier. “Illinois has the highest property tax burden in the nation, we must identify solutions to ease the burden on local taxing districts which will then result in lower property taxes for homeowners. I look forward to serving on this task force and hope we can reach a consensus on how to help reduce property taxes.”
The Property Tax Relief Task Force is tasked with identifying the causes of increasingly burdensome property taxes across Illinois, review best practices in public policy strategies that create short-term and long-term property tax relief for homeowners, and make recommendations to assist in the development of short-term and long-term administrative, electoral, and legislative changes needed to create short-term and long-term property tax relief for homeowners.
The Task Force has a deadline of December 31, 2019 to submit a final report to the Governor and the General Assembly outlining legislative changes needed to create short-term and long-term property tax relief for homeowners.