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  S.B. No. 1662
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to expedited binding arbitration of appraisal review board
  orders.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 41A.03, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  To appeal an appraisal review board order under this
  chapter, a property owner must file with the appraisal district not
  later than the 45th day after the date the property owner receives
  notice of the order:
               (1)  a completed request for binding arbitration under
  this chapter in the form prescribed by Section 41A.04; and
               (2)  an arbitration deposit made payable to the
  comptroller in the amount of[:
                     [(A)]  $500[; or
                     [(B)     $250, if the property owner requests
  expedited arbitration under Section 41A.031].
         SECTION 2.  Section 41A.031, Tax Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act does not apply
  to an appeal of an appraisal review board order for which a request
  is filed and a deposit is paid before the effective date of this
  Act.  An appeal of an appraisal review board order for which a
  request is filed and a deposit is paid before the effective date of
  this Act is governed by the law in effect immediately before that
  date, and that law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1662 passed the Senate on
  May 1, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1662 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 1, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor