COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 24, 2012

PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Royce West




The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will meet on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E1.028. The Committee will hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


                Study the impact of recent court rulings regarding the determination of eligibility for property tax exemptions of community housing development organizations (CHDOs) by local appraisal districts. Review how these decisions impact existing programs, and make recommendations for any necessary changes to ensure the provision of affordable housing and reduce any cost to the state.


                Study the possible implications for local government corporations to receive a non-profit tax exemption on property owned in the state. Specifically, consider the impact of property located outside of the taxing area of the parent local government.


                Study current law regarding the transfer of a tax lien pursuant to Section 32.06, Tax Code, with respect to the impact of tax lien transfers on local governments, political subdivisions, and property owners. Make recommendations for any necessary changes.


Public testimony will be limited to 3 minutes per person.




** See Committee Coordinator for previous versions of the schedule **