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  H.B. No. 2169
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of the governing body of a taxing unit to
  rescind a discount for early payment of ad valorem taxes.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 31.05, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  The governing body of a taxing unit may rescind a
  discount adopted by the governing body in the manner required by law
  for official action by the body.  The rescission of a discount takes
  effect in the tax year following the year in which the discount is
  rescinded.
         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, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2169 was passed by the House on May
  13, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2169 on May 25, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2169 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor