House Committee on Ways and Means - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members


  • Monitor the revised franchise tax and identify changes to simplify the tax and improve compliance and fairness.
  • Examine the state's major tax exemptions to determine how the current costs and benefits compare with the original legislative objectives. Make recommendations for adjustments as needed.
  • Study methods for improving the quality and uniformity of, and communications to taxpayers about, property tax appraisals.
  • Evaluate the impact of the transfer of administrative law judges from the Comptroller's Office to the State Office of Administrative Hearings on the dispute resolution process.
  • Study the tax structure as applied to cable versus satellite service to determine if any unfair competition results from state tax policies.
  • Monitor the implementation of property tax appraisal and alternative valuation appeal reforms enacted by the 81st Legislature.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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