Honorable Harvey Hilderbran, Chair, House Committee on Ways & Means
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1655 by Rodriguez, Justin (Relating to the expiration of the municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance in certain municipalities.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend Chapter 327 of the Tax Code to provide that, for a general-law municipality with a population of 10,000 or more surrounded entirely by a municipality with a population of 1.3 million or more, voters may approve a street maintenance tax reauthorization that expires after the tenth anniversary of the date of last reauthorization. Current law provides for expiration of the tax after the fourth anniversary of the original authorization or last reauthorization. Based on the applicability criteria, the provisions of the bill would apply to the City of Leon Valley.
The Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA) indicated there would be no significant fiscal impact on the state or on the state's cash flow.
Local Government Impact
According to the analysis by CPA, the bill would allow the reauthorization of a street maintenance tax imposed by Leon Valley. Voters of Leon Valley reauthorized a one-fourth of one cent sales tax in an election held November 8, 2011. The total municipal sales and use tax rate in Leon Valley is 1.375 percent, yielding annual revenue of about $2.5 million.