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SJR 1, 78th Regular Session
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide financial support for public education by creating the Texas education fund, imposing a state property tax, increasing the state general sales and use tax rate, expanding the general sales and use tax base to include certain services, increasing the state motor vehicle sales and use tax rate, abolishing the school district property tax for maintenance and operations purposes, dedicating the proceeds of any state lottery to public education, authorizing a school district property tax for the purpose of educational enrichment, and repealing the restriction on the legislature's authority to limit annual increases in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes.

Last action: Referred to Ways & Means

Author: Florence Shapiro
Coauthor: Kenneth Armbrister | Kip Averitt | Gonzalo Barrientos | Teel Bivins | Kim Brimer | John Carona | Bob Deuell | Robert Duncan | Rodney Ellis | Craig Estes | Troy Fraser | Mario Gallegos, Jr. | Chris Harris | Juan Hinojosa | Mike Jackson | Kyle Janek | Jon Lindsay | Eddie Lucio, Jr. | Frank Madla | Jane Nelson | Steve Ogden | Bill Ratliff | Eliot Shapleigh | Todd Staples | Leticia Van de Putte | Jeff Wentworth | Royce West | John Whitmire | Tommy Williams | Judith Zaffirini

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

Subjects:
BONDS
Education--Junior College Districts
Education--Primary & Secondary--Finance
PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND
Taxation--Property-Miscellaneous
Taxation--Sales
Taxation--School District
Taxation--State
TEXAS EDUCATION FUND

House Committee: Ways & Means (Brian McCall, Ron Wilson, Harvey Hilderbran, Jim Keffer, Vilma Luna, Ken Paxton, Jim Pitts, Allan Ritter, Beverly Woolley)
Senate Committee: Committee of the Whole Senate (John Whitmire, Kenneth Armbrister, Kip Averitt, Gonzalo Barrientos, Teel Bivins, Kim Brimer, John Carona, Bob Deuell, David Dewhurst, Robert Duncan, Rodney Ellis, Craig Estes, Troy Fraser, Mario Gallegos, Jr., Chris Harris, Juan Hinojosa, Mike Jackson, Kyle Janek, Jon Lindsay, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Frank Madla, Jane Nelson, Steve Ogden, Bill Ratliff, Florence Shapiro, Eliot Shapleigh, Todd Staples, Leticia Van de Putte, Jeff Wentworth, Royce West, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini)

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