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SJR 51, 85th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide that the eligibility of open-space land for ad valorem taxation on the basis of its productive capacity does not end because an oil and gas lessee begins conducting oil and gas operations on the land if the land otherwise continues to be devoted to farm, ranch, or wildlife management purposes or timber production.

Last action: Committee report sent to Calendars

Author: Craig Estes
Sponsor: Drew Darby

Enabling legislation: SB 1514

Bill Analyses:
Committee Report (TLC)
Introduced (Senate Research Center)
Committee Report (Senate Research Center)

Subjects:
Agriculture
Oil & Gas
OPEN-SPACE LAND
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
Taxation--Property-Appraisals & Appraisal Districts
Taxation--Property-Exemptions
TIMBER & TIMBERLAND

House Committee: Ways & Means (Dennis Bonnen, Dwayne Bohac, Drew Darby, Yvonne Davis, Eric Johnson, Jim Murphy, Andrew Murr, Richard Peña Raymond, Hugh Shine, Drew Springer, Phil Stephenson)
Senate Committee: Finance (Jane Nelson, Paul Bettencourt, Brian Birdwell, Donna Campbell, Kelly Hancock, Juan Hinojosa, Joan Huffman, Lois Kolkhorst, Robert Nichols, Charles Schwertner, Kel Seliger, Larry Taylor, Carlos Uresti, Kirk Watson, Royce West, John Whitmire)

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