S.B. No. 464
  relating to the dismissal of complaints against property tax
         SECTION 1.  Section 1151.204, Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
  TO APPRAISED VALUE]. (a)  After investigation, the department may
  dismiss a complaint, in part or entirely, without conducting a
  hearing if[:
               [(1)]  the complaint [challenges only the appraised
  value of a property or another matter for which Title I, Tax Code,
  specifies a remedy and] does not credibly allege a violation of this
  chapter or the standards established by the commission for
  registrants under this chapter[; and
               [(2)     the disagreement has not been resolved in the
  complainant's favor by an appraisal review board or court].
         (b)  After investigation, the department shall dismiss a
  complaint, in part or entirely, without conducting a hearing if:
               (1)  the complaint challenges:
                     (A)  the imposition of or failure to waive
  penalties or interest under Sections 33.01 and 33.011, Tax Code;
                     (B)  the appraised value of a property;
                     (C)  the appraisal methodology;
                     (D)  the grant or denial of an exemption from
  taxation; or
                     (E)  any matter for which Title 1, Tax Code,
  specifies a remedy, including an action that a property owner is
  entitled to protest before an appraisal review board under Section
  41.41(a), Tax Code; and
               (2)  the subject matter of the complaint has not been
  finally resolved in the complainant's favor by an appraisal review
  board, a governing body, an arbitrator, a court, or the State Office
  of Administrative Hearings under Section 2003.901, Government
         (c)  This section does not apply to:
               (1)  a matter referred to the department by the
  comptroller under Section 5.102, Tax Code, or a successor statute;
               (2)  a complaint concerning a registrant's failure to
  comply with the registration and certification requirements of this
  chapter; or
               (3)  a complaint concerning a newly appointed chief
  appraiser's failure to complete the training program described by
  Section 1151.164.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  1151.204, Occupations Code, applies only to a complaint filed on or
  after the effective date of this Act. A complaint filed before that
  date is governed by the law in effect on the date the complaint was
  filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 464 passed the Senate on
  March 27, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 464 passed the House on
  May 20, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House