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HJR 55, 78th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation property owned by a religious organization that is leased for use as a school or that is owned with the intent of expanding or constructing a religious facility.

Last action: Filed with the Secretary of State

Author: Bill Zedler
Coauthor: Arlene Wohlgemuth | Betty Brown | Leo Berman | Warren Chisum | Rob Eissler | Dan Flynn | Toby Goodman | Rick Hardcastle | Bryan Hughes | Phil King | Jodie Laubenberg | Ken Paxton | Larry Phillips | David Swinford | Sylvester Turner | Scott Campbell | Gabi Canales | Garnet Coleman | Glenda Dawson | Timoteo Garza | Linda Harper-Brown | Dwayne Bohac | Sid Miller | Larry Taylor | Corbin Van Arsdale | George West | Joe Driver | Pete Gallego | Charlie Howard | Glenn Lewis | Ruth McClendon | Jim McReynolds | Aaron Peña | Chente Quintanilla
Sponsor: Kyle Janek

Remarks: Enabling legislation is HB 1278.

Session Law Chapter: Acts 2003, 78th R.S., HJR 55

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

Subjects:
Religion
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
Taxation--Property-Exemptions

House Committee: Local Government Ways and Means (Fred Hill, Glenn Hegar, Jodie Laubenberg, Jim McReynolds, Anna Mowery, Robert Puente, Chente Quintanilla)
Minutes: March 27 2003 | April 8 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)
Minutes: May 22 2003 | May 23 2003

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