This website will be unavailable from Friday, April 26, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. through Monday, April 29, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. due to data center maintenance.

  H.B. No. 896
  relating to auxiliary members of an appraisal review board.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter C, Chapter 6, Tax Code, is amended by
  adding Section 6.414 to read as follows:
  The board of directors of an appraisal district by resolution of a
  majority of the members may provide for a number of auxiliary
  appraisal review board members that the board considers appropriate
  to hear taxpayer protests before the appraisal review board and to
  assist the board in performing its duties.
         (b)  An auxiliary board member is appointed in the same
  manner and for the same term as an appraisal review board member
  under Section 6.41 and is subject to the same eligibility
  requirements and restrictions as a board member under Sections
  6.41, 6.411, 6.412, and 6.413.
         (c)  An auxiliary board member may attend meetings of the
  appraisal review board but may not vote in a determination made by
  the board or serve as chairman or secretary of the board.  An
  auxiliary board member is not included in determining what
  constitutes a quorum of the board or whether a quorum is present at
  any meeting of the board.
         (d)  An auxiliary board member may hear taxpayer protests
  before the appraisal review board. If one or more auxiliary board
  members sit on a panel established under Section 41.45 to conduct a
  protest hearing, the number of regular appraisal review board
  members required by that section to constitute the panel is reduced
  by the number of auxiliary board members sitting. An auxiliary
  board member sitting on a panel is considered a regular board member
  for all purposes related to the conduct of the hearing.
         (e)  An auxiliary board member is entitled to make a
  recommendation to the appraisal review board regarding a protest
  heard by the member but is not entitled to vote on the determination
  of the protest by the board.
         (f)  An auxiliary board member is entitled to compensation as
  provided by the appraisal district budget and is not entitled to a
  per diem or reimbursement of expenses under Section 6.42(c).
         (g)  Except as provided by this section, in this title,
  "appraisal review board member" includes an auxiliary appraisal
  review board member.
         SECTION 2.  Section 6.412(f), Tax Code, is amended to read
  as follows:
         (f)  In this section, a reference to an auxiliary board
  member includes [means] an appraisal review board auxiliary member
  appointed under Section 6.411, as that law existed before January
  1, 2002.
         SECTION 3.  Section 6.414, Tax Code, as added by this Act,
  applies only to the appointment of an auxiliary member of an
  appraisal review board for a term beginning on or after January 1,
         SECTION 4.  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, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 896 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 896 was passed by the Senate on May
  25, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________