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  S.B. No. 796
  relating to split payments of ad valorem taxes for certain taxing
         SECTION 1.  Section 31.03, Tax Code, is amended by amending
  Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), the [The]
  split-payment option, if adopted, applies to taxes for all units
  for which the adopting taxing unit collects taxes.
         (d)  This subsection applies only to a taxing unit located in
  a county having a population of 250,000 or more that borders a
  county having a population of 3.3 million or more and the Gulf of
  Mexico.  The governing body of a taxing unit that has its taxes
  collected by another taxing unit that has adopted the split-payment
  option under Subsection (a) may provide, in the manner required by
  law for official action by the body, that the split-payment option
  does not apply to the taxing unit's taxes collected by the other
  taxing unit.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 796 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 15, 2007, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 796 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 7, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 135,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House