Lawmakers consider changing appraisal cycle

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Property appraisals would be carried out every three years under a bill considered by a Senate committee Wednesday.

The Senate tax committee is considering legislation that would lengthen the cycle between appraisals from one year to every three years.

It's a bill sponsored by a group of Republican senators led by Richard Hilderbrand of Galena.

The bill drew opposition from county governments and the state appraisers association.

Hilderbrand said he introduced the bill in response to constituent complaints about rising property values.

He said current law gives property owners little time to pay their tax bill after receiving a . . .

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