By Lee Ann Schutz
Session Daily recently spoke with Rep. Greg Davids, chair of the House Taxes Committee, about the future of last year’s omnibus tax bill and how it plays into the 2016 session endgame. Image by Paul Battaglia
A year ago today the House omnibus tax bill (HF848) passed off the House Floor. Highly controversial because it proposed to eat up the $2 billion state budget surplus projected at that time, it languished at the end of session in conference committee.
Now, with the surplus projected at $900 million, and a little more than three weeks left until the constitutional end of session, House Taxes Committee Chair Rep. Greg Davids (R-Preston) waits for spending targets before reconvening the conference committee. He is realistic that some things currently in the bill will have to go and is left to manage expectations.
Session Daily recently spoke with Davids about the future of last year’s omnibus tax bill and how it plays into the 2016 session endgame. This is an edited transcript of that conversation.
: At the beginning of session, you said in committee there wouldn’t be another major tax bill this session other than one dealing with federal conformity and one addressing Department of Revenue policy and technical changes [
HF2871]. Is that still your expectation?