< Back to All News

Bill Introduced to Repleal State Fire Fee

Senator Doug LaMalfa is joining other state legislators today to introduce a bill to repeal a State Responsibility Fire Tax that was included in the state budget that Governor Jerry brown approved for the 2011-12 fiscal year.  Fees of up to $150 per year could be tacked on to mostly rural area property owners, although there has been some discussion of reducing that amount for property owners who already pay assessments to local fire districts.  Senator LaMalfa says the assessment is an illegal tax because it was passed without being approved by voters or two thirds of the state legislature.


“It’s the right way to go because we would rather just get the thing repealed instead of spending a bunch of time and effort in court on litigating this thing which is inevitably going to happen as soon as the first person receives a bill for additional tax on their property.”


Republican legislators today are introducing Assembly Bill 1506 which if passed would repeal the SRA Fire Fee. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is joining the legislators in the push to repeal the fee with the introduction of AB 1506.

1 Comment

April 14, 2014


I hate the fire tax what happen to we the people thank you

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment



* captcha