January 12, 2021
Contact: Peter Kim
California State Board of Equalization to Hold Meeting on the Implementation of Proposition 19
In Conjunction with the Board's January 2021 Board Meeting
Sacramento – The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) at their January 14-15, 2021 Board Meeting will receive updates from the agency's Legal and Property Tax Departments, and representatives from the California Assessors' Association (CAA) on the implementation of Proposition 19, The Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families, and Victims of Wildfire or Natural Disasters Act. The Board is expected to discuss and take action on the implementation of Proposition 19.
Board Meeting on the Implementation of Proposition 19
Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Remote access only via webcast or telephonically by dialing 1-877-336-4436 and entering conference access number 1231686#
On November 3, 2020, California voters approved Proposition 19. Beginning on February 16, 2021, Proposition 19 will significantly change how property tax assessments are treated. While the 58 County Assessors are responsible for assessing properties, the BOE's constitutional and statutory duties include the oversight of the County Assessors to ensure assessment practices are uniform and consistent. The BOE is tasked with issuing property tax rules and guidance to County Assessors.
The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is the only elected tax board in the country, and it is comprised of four Equalization District Members and the State Controller. Since 1879, the BOE's constitutional and statutory duties include the oversight of the 58 County Assessors' assessment practices to ensure statewide uniformity and consistency. In addition, the BOE directly assesses the property of regulated railroads and certain public utilities, collects the private railroad car tax, and is responsible for the Alcoholic Beverage Tax and Tax on Insurers. BOE's critical role in property tax administration by promoting fair and equitable assessments protects the tax dollars that schools, local communities, and the State of California depend on every day.