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  H.B. No. 4412
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the arbitration deposit required for an appeal through
  binding arbitration of appraisal review board orders involving
  multiple tracts of land.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 41A.03, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (a-1) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  If a property owner requests binding arbitration
  under this chapter to appeal appraisal review board orders
  involving two or more tracts of land that are contiguous to one
  another, a single arbitration deposit in the amount provided by
  Subsection (a)(2) is sufficient to satisfy the requirement of
  Subsection (a)(2).
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a request for binding arbitration under Chapter 41A, Tax Code,
  that is filed on or after the effective date of this Act. A request
  for binding arbitration under Chapter 41A, Tax Code, that is filed
  before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in
  effect on the date the request is filed, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4412 was passed by the House on May 7,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4412 was passed by the Senate on May
  25, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor