Monmouth County Assembly Members Introduce Legislation to Create and Promote Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey have introduced new legislation that would establish, and require local governments to promote, a Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The bill aims to delineate specific rights that property owners and taxpayers have under State law, and keep residents informed regarding how assessment processes work, and how unfair assessments can be appealed.Read more
Houghtaling, Downey Bill to Allow Installment Payments for Overpaid Homestead Credits Clears Assembly
A bill sponsored by Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey that would allow installment payments for seniors and disabled property taxpayers who are indebted to the state due to the overpayment of homestead credits cleared the New Jersey General Assembly Thursday. The measure received bipartisan support and was approved with a vote of 72-0.Read more
Assembly Panel Approves Eustace & Houghtaling Bill to Encourage Municipal Consolidation, Rein in Property Taxes
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Tim Eustace and Eric Houghtaling to give towns better tools to pursue municipal consolidation and ultimately rein in property taxes gained Assembly panel approval on Thursday.Read more
Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Monmouth County Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey would deliver more than $330 million in property tax relief statewide.
The bill (A-302) would reimburse local governments for the approximately $331 million in “Energy Tax Receipts” that the state has consistently diverted back to the general treasury to balance its own books. The funds, which are collected by the state, are meant to reimburse municipalities for the use by utility companies of public rights-of-way and other utility infrastructure on municipal lands.Read more