Rep. Burns was instrumental in passing nearly $4 billion in property tax and franchise tax cuts during the 84th legislature.
He co-authored one of the key bills in this legislative package, House Bill 32, which provides a 25% cut in the state's franchise tax, a burdensome business tax that has hurt small businesses and hampered job growth for years. The passage of this bill is the first step towards the ultimate repeal of the franchise tax entirely.
Additionally, with the passage of Senate Bill 1 and Senate Joint Resolution 1, Rep. Burns and his colleagues amended the tax code to raise the homestead exemption from $15,000 of the appraised value of a home to $25,000 to help offset out-of-control property tax bills which are crippling many families.
These bills are straightforward and fair, and they will put money back into the pockets of taxpayers.