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  S.B. No. 1405
 
AN ACT
relating to the requirement that the chief appraiser of an
appraisal district provide an estimate of taxable value and related
assistance to certain taxing units.
       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
       SECTION 1.  Section 26.01, Tax Code, is amended by amending
Subsection (e) and adding Subsection (f) to read as follows:
       (e)  Except as provided by Subsection (f), by [By] June 7,
the chief appraiser shall prepare and certify to the assessor for
each county, municipality, and school district participating in the
appraisal district an estimate of the taxable value of [school
district] property in that taxing unit.  The chief appraiser shall
assist each county, municipality, and school district in
determining values of [school district] property in that taxing
unit for the taxing unit's [school district's] budgetary purposes.
       (f)  Subsection (e) does not apply to a county or
municipality that notifies the chief appraiser that the county or
municipality elects not to receive the estimate or assistance
described by that subsection.
       SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
to a tax year that begins on or after the effective date of this Act.
       SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2008.
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President of the Senate             Speaker of the House
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1405 passed the Senate on
April 24, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
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   Secretary of the Senate
       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1405 passed the House on April
27, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 0, two present not
voting.
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   Chief Clerk of the House
Approved:
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            Date
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          Governor