DiSanto to Participate in School Property Tax Elimination Workshop

HARRISBURG—Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) will join the Senate Majority Policy Committee at a workshop to examine possible routes to eliminate school property taxes. The workshop is open to the public and will take place on Tuesday, August, 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Penn State York at the Pullo Center.

“My constituents routinely contact me asking the state to eliminate this unfair and increasingly burdensome tax,” said DiSanto. “Seniors living on fixed-incomes, who often have long paid off their mortgages, especially feel the brunt of this tax as it rises year after year.”

Senator DiSanto said, “I firmly believe that government should not have the power to tax you out of your home. For this reason, I have once again cosponsored bipartisan legislation known as Senate Bill 76 which provides a path to total school property tax elimination by shifting school funding to increased sales and income taxes.”

“Unfortunately, SB 76 has been met with strong opposition from special interest groups despite Pennsylvania voters approving a constitutional amendment two years ago allowing local taxing authorities to exempt residents from paying property taxes on their homes,” said DiSanto.  “I’m hopeful this workshop will provide additional momentum to move this issue forward and I invite all of my constituents to attend this public forum.”

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov (717) 787-6801