KENTUCKIANS Contact Your State Senate Appropriations & Revenue Committee ASAP
Currently, there is NO active bill language in the Kentucky General Assembly supporting the exemption.
BUT, there is still time.
Over the next 10 days, PLEASE reach out to your State Senator, particularly if they are on the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee and ask that they PASS the sales tax exemption on the last two days of the legislative session.
Those committee members are:
- Chairman Chris McDaniel (Kenton County), 502-564-8100, Chris.McDaniel@lrc.ky.gov
- Vice Chair Amanda Mays Bledsoe (Fayette), 502-564-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gary Boswell (Daviess & McLean),502-564-8100, email@example.com
- Matthew Deneen (Hardin & Jefferson), 502-564-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donald Douglas (Fayette, Garrard, & Jessamine), 502-564-8100, Donald.Douglas@lrc.ky.gov
- Shelley Funke Frommeyer (Bracken, Campbell, Kenton & Pendleton), 502-564-8100, email@example.com
- Senate President Pro Tem David P. Givens (Barren, Edmonson, Green, Hart & Warren), 502-564-3120, David.Givens@lrc.ky.gov
- Gerald A. Neal (Jefferson), 502-564-8100, Gerald.Neal@lrc.ky.gov
- Michael J. Nemes (Bullitt & Jefferson), 502-564-8100, Mike.Nemes@lrc.ky.gov
- Robin L. Webb (Boyd, Carter, Greenup & Lewis), 502-564-8100, Robin.Webb@lrc.ky.gov
The other members of Senate Leadership who will play an active role in deciding the fate of this exemption are:
- Senate President Robert Stivers (Clay, Jackson, Knox, McCreary, Owsley & Whitley), 502-564-3120, Robert.Stivers@lrc.ky.gov
- Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer (Fayette, Grant, Kenton & Scott), 502-564-2450, Damon.Thayer@lrc.ky.gov
- Senate Caucus Chair Julie Raque Adams (Jefferson), 502-564-2450, Julie.Adams@lrc.ky.gov
- Senate Majority Whip Mike Wilson (Warren), 502-564-2450, Mike.Wilson@lrc.ky.gov
Identify yourself so they know you are a Kentucky constituent, and provide your address and telephone number.
If you are a dealer, mention the name of your business and how long you have been in business.
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Subject: HB 360 - There is still time
Dear Senator ____________________,
My name is _________________ [your business name, if applicable, and address], and I am writing in support of HB 360, which eliminates the sales and use tax on currency and bullion.
With the session quickly running out of time, it is not too late to exempt the unfair, double taxation on currency and precious metals bullion.
Please restore the sales tax exemption that was stripped from HB 360.
Removing this unfair tax will spur new tax dollars and advance the legislature's goal of eliminating the income tax: more employees, higher payroll taxes, new business investment, and most importantly, driving new tourism to Kentucky. Trade shows simply do not put Kentucky on their list of destinations for thousands of enthusiasts across the country.
There has never been a better time than now to help Kentuckians diversify their portfolios against domestic economic mismanagement and reckless foreign adversaries.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this request to restore the sales tax exemption that was stripped from HB 360.
[Business Name, if applicable]
We cannot stress enough the urgency of making these contacts TODAY.
Very important! Send a copy of your communication to your senator and their replies, if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org, to help us keep track of everyone's outreach and feedback.
Please share this alert with other Kentucky coin-business owners, collectors, and investors.
Thank you for your time and attention on this very important request.
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