House Approves Flood Aid Bill

House Approves Flood Aid Bill

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A bill helping Southern Utah flood victims was approved by the House.

The bill would allow homeowners and business owners whose property was significantly damaged in the floods to petition county officials to reduce their property taxes this year.

The bill's sponsor said homeowners whose houses were damaged by last month's flooding would have had to pay property tax in November based on their whole house. He said even though most of it has been washed into Nevada.

Earlier this session, legislators set up a special 25 (M)million dollar fund to lend money to Washington County cities. Officials will use the money to pay for destroyed roads, bridges and sewer and water systems.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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