Lawmakers set up task force to study tax expenditures

06/25/2018 11:22 AM

When lawmakers return in 2019 they could have a list of tax loopholes they’ll seek to close.

The General Assembly passed large tax reforms during the 2018 regular session, but over the interim they will seat a 12 person task force aimed at reviewing, examining and analyzing the state’s tax expenditures.

“As chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Revenue, I value this task force’s research, deliberations, and recommendations for updating Kentucky’s antiquated tax structure,” Sen. McDaniel said. “I look forward to seeing its final products and to using these bipartisan recommendations in crafting forward-thinking tax reform legislation in upcoming sessions.”

The members of the Tax Expenditures Task Force are:

• Senator Chris McDaniel, R-Kenton (Co-Chair)
• Senator David Givens, R-Greensburg
• Senator Wil Schroder, R-Wilder
• Senator Dennis Parrett, D-Elizabethtown
• Senator Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville
• Representative Ken Fleming, R-Louisville (Co-Chair)
• Representative Jason Petrie, R-Elkton
• Representative Diane St. Onge, R-Fort Wright
• Representative Steven Rudy, R-Paducah (Ex officio/non-voting)
• Representative James Tipton, R-Taylorsville
• Representative Susan Westrom, D-Lexington
• Representative Jim Wayne, D-Louisville

The group will meet at least once a month, according to a news release. The first meeting will take place on Thursday. The task force is expected to develop a report after their review over the interim in an effort to reach a possible bill next year.

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