Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, moved to send HB 315 to the full Senate with a recommendation that it “do pass,” and Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, seconded the motion, which then passed on a unanimous voice vote. That’s the business personal property tax relief bill that was so controversial earlier this session.
Sen. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, noted the parade of supporters who testified in favor of the bill. “I’m generally in favor of tax cuts, and it just is rather odd for me to see all of these taxing jurisdictions come up here in favor of a tax cut. In my nine or so years of legislative experience it’s a first for me,” he said. “But I think it’s a good bill.” HB 315 now moves to the full Senate for a final vote.