Tax exemption for Comanche and Barber County Passes Legislature

In an effort to help those affected by the wildfires in southern Kansas the Kansas Legislature passed Sub. SB 149.  Sub. SB 149 will allow producers and ranchers to purchase materials needed to replace fencing tax free. This tax exemption status will be for those affected in Comanche and Barber counties who were hit by the largest wildfires in Kansas history this past spring.

Senator Steve Abrams (R- Arkansas City) said, “I am happy to support this legislation that will bring some monetary relief to those affected by the horrific wildfires. SB 149 will help repair the miles and miles of fencing that was destroyed.”

Representative Kyle Hoffman (R-Coldwater) said, “Producers that were affected by the wildfires are looking at great expense in replacing the hundreds of miles of fence that were destroyed. I am pleased that the Legislature was able to pass the sales tax exemption for Comanche and Barber County, which will provide some much needed relief.”

SB 149 passed the Senate with a vote of 35-5 and passed the House with a vote of 100-21. The bill now awaits signature from the Governor. Those producers wanting to participate in the tax exemption status contact Kansas Department of Revenue.