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HB 217, 78th Regular Session
Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation on the residence homestead of an elderly person or a disabled person and to the limiting of the amount of school district ad valorem taxes that may be imposed on that homestead.

Last action: See remarks for effective date

Author: Peggy Hamric
Joint Author: Arlene Wohlgemuth | Jose Menendez | Dwayne Bohac
Coauthor: Ryan Guillen | Martha Wong
Sponsor: Leticia Van de Putte

Remarks: Enabling legislation for HJR 21. This Act takes effet January 1, 2004, except Section 11.26, Tax Code, and Section 403.302, Government Code, take effect only if the constitutional amendment (HJR 21, 78th Legislature) is approved by the voters. If the amendment is not approved, these Sections have no effect.

Session Law Chapter:
Acts 2003, 78th R.S.,ch. 411, General and Special Laws of Texas

Companion:

SB 1858 (Identical)

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (House Research Organization)
Enrolled (Senate Research Center)
Engrossed (Senate Research Center)

Subjects:
Aging
Disabilities, Persons with
Property Interests--Homestead
Taxation--Property-Exemptions
Taxation--School District

House Committee: Local Government Ways and Means (Fred Hill, Glenn Hegar, Jodie Laubenberg, Jim McReynolds, Anna Mowery, Robert Puente, Chente Quintanilla)
Minutes: March 13 2003 | March 28 2003
Senate Committee: Finance (Teel Bivins, Steve Ogden, Kip Averitt, Gonzalo Barrientos, Kim Brimer, Bob Deuell, Robert Duncan, Kyle Janek, Jane Nelson, Florence Shapiro, Eliot Shapleigh, Todd Staples, Royce West, John Whitmire, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini)

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