Status Summary

First reading, referred to Finance on 1.19.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Finance on 2.2.21 at 1:30 p.m.

Executive action taken session in the House Committee on Finance on 2.4.21.

FIN- Majority pass on 2.5.21.

Referred to Appropriations on 2.8.21.

Public hearing in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.17.21.

Executive action taken in the House Committee on Appropriations on 2.18.21; 1st substitute bill passed.  

Referred to Rules 2 Review on 2.22.21.

Rules Committee relieved of further consideration. Placed on second reading on 2.24.21.

1st substitute bill substituted. 

Floor amendment(s) adopted.

Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 3.9.21.

In the Senate

First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.12.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.16.21. 

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 3.18.21; majority pass and refer to Ways & Means. 

Referred to Ways & Means on 3.19.21.

Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 3.30.21.

Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Ways & Means on 4.2.21; majority pass with amendments. Passed to Rules Committee for second reading.

Placed on second reading by Rules Committee on 4.6.21.

Committee amendment not adopted. Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed and passed on Third Reading on 4.11.21.

In the House

House concurred in Senate amendments and passed final passage on 4.15.21.

Speaker signed on 4.20.21.

In the Senate

President signed on 4.21.21.

Other than legislative action

Delivered to Governor on 4.22.21.

(updated 4.30.21)

No change 4.30.21

Legislative Session

2021

Status

In Progress

Sponsor

Thai

In order to stimulate local economic activity, advance racial equity, and promote economic stability and well-being for lower income working people, HB1297 updates and simplifies the structure of the working families tax exemption that would be provided to eligible low-income persons for sales taxes paid under this chapter after January 1, 2022. 

Definitions and eligibility requirements are delineated, including tax remittance amounts based on family size.

Among other provisions, the department shall, in conjunction with other agencies or organizations, design and implement a public information campaign to inform potentially eligible persons of the existence of, and requirements for the working families tax exemption.

The department also must work with the internal revenue service to administer the exemption on an automatic basis as soon as practicable.