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Gwinnett County Legislators Pass First Homeowner Property Tax Cut in 35 Years

State Representative Matt Reeves (R-Duluth), House Majority Leader Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula) and a group of bipartisan state representatives from Gwinnett County announced that the Georgia House of Representatives passed local legislation to create a property tax exemption for Gwinnett County residents. If the local ballot referendum is approved by the Senate, this legislation would give local voters a chance to usher in the first major Gwinnett residential property tax cut since 1988.

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“In the middle of a housing crisis, the Georgia House of Representatives is fighting hard for Gwinnett County’s homeowners and taxpayers,” said Rep. Reeves. “I am honored to work with my colleagues to fight to keep the American Dream of home ownership alive and well in the middle of Georgia’s largest school district.”

Gwinnett voters could double the Gwinnett homestead exemption and deliver an additional homestead exemption to public workers. House Bill 711 would provide a homestead exemption of $4,000 from all county school district ad valorem taxation. House Bill 748 would provide an additional homestead exemption of $2,000 of the assessed value for residents of that school district who are public service employees, such as Gwinnett educators, law enforcement, hospital employees and active duty military personnel. If this legislative package receives final passage, Gwinnett County voters would have an opportunity to approve these tax exemptions via a local ballot referendum on the 2024 general primary ballot.

Additionally, Rep. Reeves, along with State Representatives Soo Hong (R-Lawrenceville) and David Clark (R-Buford), recently spearheaded House bills 671672 and 673 to provide a residential property tax exemptions for Sugar Hill residents. The Georgia General Assembly recently gave final passage to these three bills, and as such, Sugar Hill voters will have an opportunity to approve these tax exemptions via a local ballot referendum in 2023.

Rep. Reeves serves as a deputy whip for the Georgia House Republican Caucus.

Representative Matt Reeves represents the citizens of District 99, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2022 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Judiciary Committee and Secretary of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee. He also serves on the Judiciary Non-Civil Committee.

Representative Chuck Efstration represents the citizens of District 104, which includes portions of Barrow and Gwinnett counties. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2013 and currently serves as the House Majority Leader. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and on the Code Revision, Ethics, Insurance, Judiciary, Judiciary Non-Civil, Juvenile Justice and Reapportionment and Redistricting committees and is an Ex-Officio member of the Rules Committee.

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