Legislation passed in Jeff City has yet to take hold in our local enclave.

Check the deets, alleged complications and the vote count so far . . .

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 190 in July. The bill took effect Aug. 28.

SB 190 allows counties to enact a provision that basically freezes property taxes for homeowners ages 62 or older who qualify for Social Security retirement. Despite Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. calling for the “immediate implementation and improvement” of the bill in July, Ordinance 5774 failed.

The measure was sponsored by Sean Smith, who was the only yes vote.

County staff members explained the complexities of the law and a necessary application process make it impossible to implement in time for this year's tax bill.

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Jackson County Legislature rejects senior property tax relief measure by 8-1 vote

The Jackson County Legislature defeated the measure by an 8-1 vote with only sponsor Sean Smith supporting it.

Ordinance to freeze property taxes for seniors in 2023 fails Jackson County Legislature

An ordinance that would have frozen property taxes for seniors in 2023 did not pass the Jackson County Legislature on Monday.

'They should've bit the bullet': Westside KCMO homeowner reacts to county denying tax relief for seniors

The Jackson County Legislature spent the majority of a meeting on Monday going back and forth with the assessor's office about flaws and admitted errors in the property assessment process.

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