Despite supporting SB1184 and SB1063, bills which would have repealed the rental tax and food tax respectively, Katie Hobbs vetoed both bills.
SB1184 was a bill aimed at addressing increasing housing prices and predatory landlords by repealing the rental tax which is oftentimes passed down from the landlord to the tenant. This bill was renegotiated and passed as SB1131 later on!
SB1063 was a bill aimed at addressing rapid inflation experienced throughout our communities by repealing the grocery tax. Feeding your family should not be a worry and we should be helping our farmers and families alike by promoting our local farming and grocery communities.
Regressive taxes such as the rental tax and food tax which disproportionately affect Arizona’s lower and middle income families should be avoided as much as possible. I will always stand up for those most in need and look forward to supporting similar legislation to help lower housing and food costs in the future.
To learn more about SB1063, please click here: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/78643
To learn more about SB1184, please click here: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/78791
To read an article about SB1131, the replacement for SB1184 which passed, please click here: https://www.azfamily.com/2023/08/02/hobbs-signs-into-law-gop-rental-tax-ban-getting-prop-400-ballot/