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Lawmakers say computer may improve accuracy for property evaluations

Lawmakers say computer may improve accuracy for property evaluations



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two state lawmakers are hoping a computer system could improve the accuracy of property evaluations and the tax increases that result from them.

House Bill 54 is being co-sponsored by Rep. Wayne Harper and Sen. Wayne Niederhauser.

They want the state's counties with populations above 31,000 to use a sophisticated computer program to annually appraise property values. Currently, county assessors are required to adjust values each year and conduct "on the ground" appraisals every five years.

The bill's sponsors believe the required computer program would result in more-balanced annual adjustments.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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