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HB 15 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al. Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2865 85-0 (2017) Author: González, Mary Relating to the provision of funding under the foundation school program on the basis of property values that do not take into account optional homestead exemptions. House: Public Education Referred to Public Education
HB 3168 85-0 (2017) Author: Geren, Charlie Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Placed on General State Calendar
SB 2 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the administration of the ad valorem tax system. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 2239 85-0 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
HB 81 85-1 (2017) Author: Darby, Drew | et. al. Relating to the number of registered voters of a taxing unit other than a school district who are required to sign a petition for an election to determine whether to reduce the ad valorem tax rate adopted by the unit to the rollback tax rate in order for the petition to be valid. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 39 85-1 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Greg Proposing a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to establish limitations on the rate of taxation and amount of debt for special purpose districts created by general law or special local law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis
Relating to the calculation of the ad valorem rollback tax rate of a taxing unit and voter approval of a proposed tax rate that exceeds the rollback tax rate. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Government Reform, Select
Senate appoints conferees-reported
SB 21 85-1 (2017) Author: Nelson, Jane Relating to the system for protesting or appealing certain ad valorem tax determinations; authorizing a fee. Filed
SB 93 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
SB 96 85-1 (2017) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to ad valorem taxation. Senate: Government Reform, Select Left pending in committee
HB 2282 84-0 (2015) Author: Guillen, Ryan
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the procedures for protests and appeals of certain ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3125 84-0 (2015) Author: Elkins, Gary Relating to abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to the newly created State Property Tax Board. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3242 84-0 (2015) Author: Walle, Armando Relating to ad valorem tax protests and appeals on the ground of the unequal appraisal of property. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 3295 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations - S/C on Budget Transparency & Reform Left pending in subcommittee
SB 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss; making conforming changes. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
See remarks for effective date
SB 1215 84-0 (2015) Author: Bettencourt, Paul Relating to a study of the feasibility and benefits to this state of abolishing the property tax assistance division of the office of the comptroller of public accounts and transferring its powers and duties to an independent agency. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
SB 1368 84-0 (2015) Author: Fraser, Troy Relating to the provision of state aid to certain local governments disproportionately affected by the granting of ad valorem tax relief to disabled veterans. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Referred to Appropriations
SJR 1 84-0 (2015) Author: Nelson, Jane | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Proposing a constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes and providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 1060 83-0 (2013) Author: Bonnen, Greg Relating to the use by a property owner of a common or contract carrier to send a payment, report, application, statement, or other document or paper to a taxing unit or taxing official. House: Ways & Means Comm. report sent to Local & Consent Calendar
HB 3437 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to the procedure for obtaining an allocation for ad valorem tax purposes of the value of certain property that is used in this state and outside this state. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 3441 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John | et. al. Relating to the deadline for filing certain appeals of certain appraisal review board orders. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HB 3444 83-0 (2013) Author: Otto, John Relating to eligibility to serve as an arbitrator in a binding arbitration of an appeal of an appraisal review board order. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1224 83-0 (2013) Author: Taylor, Larry
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the use by a property owner of a common or contract carrier to send a payment, report, application, statement, or other document or paper to a taxing unit or taxing official. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1686 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to public school finance matters, including the imposition of a state ad valorem tax for elementary and secondary school purposes and a school district ad valorem enrichment tax. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
SJR 58 83-0 (2013) Author: Duncan, Robert Proposing a constitutional amendment imposing a state property tax for public education, authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of that tax a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, prohibiting school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing school district property taxes for educational enrichment. Senate: Finance Referred to s/c on Fiscal Matters by Chair
HJR 70 82-0 (2011) Author: Paxton, Ken | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the maximum rate of growth of appropriations and the use of unencumbered surplus general revenues to fund the state's rainy day fund and a public school property tax relief fund. House: Appropriations Left pending in committee
SB 1288 82-0 (2011) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SB 1858 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert Relating to public school finance matters, including the imposition of a state ad valorem tax for elementary and secondary school purposes. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 51 82-0 (2011) Author: Duncan, Robert | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment imposing a state property tax for public education, authorizing the legislature to establish for purposes of that tax a limit on the maximum appraised value of a residence homestead of 105 percent of the appraised value of the property for the preceding tax year, prohibiting school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing school district property taxes for educational enrichment. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 134 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 866 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al. Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 986 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the appeal of ad valorem tax determinations. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 1755 81-0 (2009) Author: Flores, Kino Relating to the training of appraisal review board members. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HB 2317 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike | et. al.
Sponsor: Seliger, Kel
Relating to appraisal review board members. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 3655 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to an adjustment to the taxable value of property in a school district in the comptroller's annual property value study as a result of a determination by an appraisal review board of a taxpayer protest on the ground of unequal appraisal. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 22 81-0 (2009) Author: Villarreal, Mike Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for the ad valorem taxation of a residence homestead solely on the basis of the property's value as a residence homestead; and authorizing the legislature to provide that ad valorem tax appraisal services in any county are under the jurisdiction of the entity specified by the legislature, to provide for the consolidation of ad valorem tax appraisal services, and to provide for enforcement of ad valorem tax standards and procedures by the specified entity. House: Ways & Means Referred to Ways & Means
HJR 38 81-0 (2009) Author: King, Phil | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment regarding the rainy day fund and dedicating certain surplus revenues to property tax reduction. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1928 81-0 (2009) Author: Watson, Kirk Relating to a study regarding ad valorem tax relief through the use of a circuit breaker program. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 1210 80-0 (2007) Author: Jackson, Jim
Sponsor: Harris, Chris
Relating to a refund of an overpayment or erroneous payment of ad valorem taxes. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 3458 80-0 (2007) Author: Paxton, Ken Relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to sue an appraisal district to compel compliance with the Tax Code, rules of the comptroller, or other applicable law. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HJR 2 80-0 (2007) Author: Isett, Carl | et. al. Proposing a constitutional amendment to limit the rate of growth of appropriations from all sources of revenue except the federal government; to establish a disaster fund, managed by the governor, for use to prepare for or respond to a natural disaster or emergency; to fund the property tax relief fund; to require a gubernatorial declaration before money may be appropriated from the economic stabilization fund; and to authorize the legislature to appropriate money for tax rebates; making a constitutional appropriation. House: Appropriations Left pending in subcommittee
HB 824 79-0 (2005) Author: Talton, Robert | et. al. Relating to a requirement that appraisal review board members complete a training and education course biennially. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
HB 3071 79-0 (2005) Author: Goodman, Toby
Sponsor: Armbrister, Kenneth
Relating to the administration and collection of ad valorem taxes and the administration of appraisal districts; making procedural and technical corrections and clarifications to the Tax Code, Property Code, and Civil Practice and Remedies Code. House: Local Government Ways & Means
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Committee report printed and distributed
HB 3222 79-0 (2005) Author: Villarreal, Mike Relating to the state administration of taxation. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 1334 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the determination of school district property values and to the school district property value study conducted by the comptroller of public accounts. Senate: Finance Left pending in committee
SB 1650 79-0 (2005) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the state administration of taxation. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
SJR 38 79-0 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a uniform statewide property tax for public education, abolishing school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing a limited school district property tax for educational enrichment if approved by the voters of the district. Senate: Finance Not again placed on intent calendar
SJR 5 79-1 (2005) Author: Ogden, Steve Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a uniform statewide property tax for public education, abolishing school district property taxes for maintenance purposes, and authorizing a limited school district property tax for educational enrichment if approved by the voters of the district. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 2120 78-0 (2003) Author: Wilson, Ron Relating to the appraisal of property for ad valorem taxation by the Comptroller of Public Accounts. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 1416 78-0 (2003) Author: Staples, Todd Relating to the transfer of the powers and duties of the comptroller of public accounts relating to state administration of the property tax system to the commissioner of the General Land Office. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 1245 76-0 (1999) Author: Palmer, Sue | et. al. Relating to the annual ratio study of an appraisal district and the annual school district property value study. House: Ways & Means Subcommittee members named
HB 2428 76-0 (1999) Author: King, Tracy Relating to certain functions of the comptroller of public accounts involving ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means No action taken in committee
SB 521 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: King, Tracy
Relating to certain functions of the comptroller of public accounts involving ad valorem taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 868 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Hochberg, Scott
Relating to the treatment of the limitation on increases in the appraised value of a residence homestead in the determination of school district property values by the comptroller of public accounts. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/99
SB 869 76-0 (1999) Author: Cain, David Relating to the treatment of property appraised by more than one appraisal district in the determination of school district property values by the comptroller of public accounts. House: Public Education
Senate: Finance
Left pending in committee
HB 2667 75-0 (1997) Author: Hawley, Judy Relating to the administration of property taxation. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2716 75-0 (1997) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to relief from residential ad valorem taxation. House: Revenue & Public Education Funding, Select Referred to Revenue & Public Ed. Funding
HB 3309 75-0 (1997) Author: Heflin, Talmadge | et. al. Relating to the repeal of property taxes, an increase in the rate of the sales and use tax and an expansion of that tax to any transaction in this state, including a sale for resale, involving tangible or real property or any service, and the distribution of the proceeds from the sales and use tax to replace property tax revenue. House: Revenue & Public Education Funding, Select Referred to Revenue & Public Ed. Funding
SB 1613 75-0 (1997) Author: Harris, Chris
Sponsor: Hawley, Judy
Relating to the administration of property taxation. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1866 75-0 (1997) Author: Wentworth, Jeff Relating to changes in the property tax calendar. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Received from the Senate
HB 1874 74-0 (1995) Author: Turner, Sylvester Relating to the creation and duties of a property tax review advisory committee. House: Ways & Means Referred to subcommittee
HB 2881 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to penalties and interest, writs, suits, judgment amounts, right of redemption and distribution of proceeds in ad valorem tax matters. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 155 73-0 (1993) Author: Junell, Robert
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to submission and publication of ad valorem tax rates. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
HB 2454 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to technical changes to statutes involving certain tax provisions administered by the comptroller; conforming the effective dates and possible rates of certain transit and development corporation sales taxes to other local sales taxes; substituting references to the Comptroller for references to the Property Tax Board in certain property tax provisions; conforming the period for back assessment in the case of certain improper appraisals of property to the period allowed for back assessments for other purposes; revising the applicability of the comptroller's administrative authority to include all taxes and functions for which he has statutory responsibility; clarifying the definitions of certain items taxed under the sales tax and controlled substance tax law; revising references in the inheritance tax statute to federal tax code provisions concerning credits. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 2455 73-0 (1993) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to simplifying the application, calculation, administration and reporting of, and the calculation of interest on, certain taxes. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
SB 893 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to technical changes to statutes involving certain tax provisions including those administered by the comptroller, to the definitions of certain items taxed under the sales tax and controlled substance tax laws, to limitations on certain municipal tax rates, to the duties of the appraisal review board, and to delinquent taxes and tax liens; revising references in the inheritance tax statute to federal tax code provisions concerning credits. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/93
SJR 49 73-0 (1993) Author: Montford, John | et. al.
Sponsor: Stiles, Mark
Proposing a constitutional amendment prohibiting a personal income tax without voter approval and dedicating the proceeds of the tax, if enacted, to education and property tax relief. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Filed with the Secretary of State
HB 2043 72-0 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to studies and audits conducted by the State Property Tax Board. House: Ways & Means 1st Printing sent to Calendars
HB 2270 72-0 (1991) Author: Berlanga, Hugo Relating to the transfer of certain duties, functions, responsibilities, and authorities from the State Property Tax Board to the Comptroller of Public Accounts. House: Ways & Means Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2606 72-0 (1991) Author: Von Dohlen, Tim Relating to the definitions in the Property Tax Code. House: Ways & Means Reported with no recommendation
SB 984 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Berlanga, Hugo
Relating to the transfer of certain duties, functions, responsibilities, and authorities from the State Property Tax Board to the comptroller of public accounts. House: Ways & Means
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/91
SB 1041 72-0 (1991) Author: Montford, John
Sponsor: Hury, James
Relating to the correction of the ad valorem tax roll. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective in 90 days -- 8/26/91
SB 1408 72-0 (1991) Author: Krier, Cynthia Relating to rulings relating to the effect of anticipated transactions on the ad valorem taxation of property. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Referred to Ways & Means
HB 111 72-2 (1991) Author: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis Relating to the transfer of the State Property Tax Board's remaining duties, functions, authorities, and assets to the Comptroller's Office. House: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 45 72-2 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth
Sponsor: Seidlits, Jr., Curtis
Relating to the transfer of the State Property Tax Board's remaining duties, functions, authorities, and assets to the Office of the Comptroller. House: State Affairs
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/91
HB 1253 70-0 (1987) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the imposition, application, rates, collection, administration, and civil and criminal enforcement of various state taxes, providing penalties, and declaring an emergency. House: Ways & Means Pending in committee
HB 1059 68-0 (1983) Author: Turner, Jim Relating to the application of the Texas Sunset Act to the State Property Tax Board. House: Ways & Means Reported from subcommittee favorably without amendments
SB 726 68-0 (1983) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the application of the Texas Sunset Act to the State Property Tax Board. Senate: Finance Referred to Committee on Finance
HJR 43 60-0 (1967) Author: Kohler, Ira L. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to abolish all state ad valorem taxes except those authorized by Section 17, Article 7, Constitution of the State of Texas, as last amended.
HJR 55 60-0 (1967) Author: Nugent, James E. | et. al. Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas to provide for a gradual abolition of certain taxes.
HJR 9 58-0 (1963) Author: Wilson, Charles N. "Charlie" | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing that from and after January 1, 1968, no ad valorem property tax shall be levied for State purposes; donating all State ad valorem property taxes, penalties and interest delinquent on February 1, 1968, to the counties in which they were levied and assessed; providing that the delinquent taxes, penalties and interest donated to the counties may be used by receiving counties.
HJR 11 58-0 (1963) Author: Cotten, James M. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment to reduce the State ad valorem tax.
HJR 31 58-0 (1963) Author: Murray, Menton J. | et. al. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the abolishment of the levy of ad valorem taxes for state purposes.
HJR 48 58-0 (1963) Author: Bridges, Ronald Wayne Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the abolishment of all state ad valorem taxes, except that there shall continue to be levied a state ad valorem tax of five cents (5¢) on the One Hundred Dollars ($100) property valuation for college building purposes, until all notes and bonds outstanding at the adoption of this amendment are paid, and thereafter one-half (1/2) of the state inheritance tax shall be set aside for such purposes; providing that nothing in this section shall be construed as impairing the obligations incurred by the issuance of any outstanding notes or bonds by any state institution or by the granting of tax donations prior to adoption of this amendment; providing that upon adoption of this amendment all state ad valorem taxes then delinquent, excluding any part of the five cents (5¢) levy which shall become delinquent until all notes and bonds are paid, together with penalties and interest, shall automatically inure to the county in which they were assessed.
SJR 14 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing that if the State ad valorem taxes levied for school and school free textbook purposes, for the payment of pensions to the widows of Confederate Veterans and eligible Texas Rangers and their widows and to pay the principal and interest on notes and bonds issued are no longer levied the Legislature of Texas shall authorize the issuance of Seventy-five Million Dollars ($75,000,000) in general obligation bonds of the State of Texas to be called College Building Bonds; providing that the maximum interest rate on the bonds shall be Four Per Cent (4%); providing that the terms of the bonds shall not exceed ten (10) years; providing that the Legislature shall prescribe the terms of the bonds and the proportions of each eligible institution's share in the proceeds.
SJR 15 58-0 (1963) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to proposing a constitutional amendment providing that from and after January 1, 1968, no ad valorem property tax shall be levied for State purposes; donating all State ad valorem property taxes, penalties and interest delinquent on February 1, 1968, to the counties in which they were levied and assessed; providing that the delinquent taxes, penalties and interest donated to the counties may be used by receiving counties.
SB 224 46-0 (1939) Author: Weinert, Rudolph A. Relating to granting and donating to each respective county of this State for a period of five (5) years, beginning with the taxable year 1940, one-half of the State ad valorem taxes for general revenue purposes not heretofore donated or appropriated to any county, district, city or other political subdivision, collected for general revenue purposes upon the property and from persons in each respective county, including ad valorem taxes on rolling stock belonging to railroad companies.
SB 173 39-0 (1925) Author: Stuart, Robert Alda Relating to amending the inheritance tax so as to add the words "in contemplation of death" to the clause levying a tax upon property passing by deed, grant, sale or gift made or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment after the death of the grantor or donor. Senate: Civil Jurisprudence

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