RALEIGH The state Senate is expected Wednesday to again take up a bill that would clear the way for Mecklenburg County to reimburse the owners of properties that were assessed too highly in the 2011 revaluation.
The chamber approved an earlier version of Senate Bill 159 back in March. The state House cleared a slightly different version earlier this week.
If the Senate concurs with the revised bill, it will then move to Gov. Pat McCrory for signature.
The 2011 reval drew widespread complaints from homeowners, and an independent study ordered by Mecklenburg commissioners found widespread errors or discrepancies.
Under the bill, the owners of over-assessed properties would receive refunds, with interest, dating back to Jan. 1, 2011, the effective date of the last countywide reappraisal. The owners of properties that were valued too low would receive a new bill.
Since revaluations are governed by the state laws, Mecklenburg County couldn’t authorize refunds or reset values without first getting permission from state legislators.
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