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  S.B. No. 562
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the inclusion on the exterior of an ad valorem tax bill
  of a statement directing the United States Postal Service to return
  the bill if it is not deliverable as addressed.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 31.01, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsections (f) and (i-1), the
  assessor for each taxing unit shall prepare and mail a tax bill to
  each person in whose name the property is listed on the tax roll and
  to the person's authorized agent. The assessor shall mail tax bills
  by October 1 or as soon thereafter as practicable. The assessor
  shall mail to the state agency or institution the tax bill for any
  taxable property owned by the agency or institution. The agency or
  institution shall pay the taxes from funds appropriated for payment
  of the taxes or, if there are none, from funds appropriated for the
  administration of the agency or institution. The exterior of the
  tax bill must show the return address of the taxing unit. If the
  assessor wants the United States Postal Service to return the tax
  bill if it is not deliverable as addressed, the exterior of the tax
  bill may [and must] contain, in all capital letters, the words
  "RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED," or another appropriate statement
  directing the United States Postal Service to return the tax bill if
  it is not deliverable as addressed.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2009.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 562 passed the Senate on
  April 9, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0;
  May 14, 2009, Senate refused to concur in House amendments and
  requested appointment of Conference Committee; May 20, 2009, House
  granted request of the Senate; May 30, 2009, Senate adopted
  Conference Committee Report by the following vote:  Yeas 31,
  Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 562 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 8, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 135,
  Nays 0, two present not voting; May 20, 2009, House granted request
  of the Senate for appointment of Conference Committee;
  May 25, 2009, House adopted Conference Committee Report by the
  following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 0, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
             Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor