H.B. No. 3623
  relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of property
  owned by the National Hispanic Institute.
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.23, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (m) to read as follows:
         (m)  National Hispanic Institute. The National Hispanic
  Institute is entitled to an exemption from taxation of the real and
  tangible personal property it owns as long as the organization is
  exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal
  Revenue Code of 1986, as an organization described by Section
  501(c)(3) of that code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 11.43(c), Tax Code, is amended to read as
         (c)  An exemption provided by Section 11.13, 11.131, 11.132,
  11.17, 11.18, 11.182, 11.1827, 11.183, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21, 11.22,
  11.23(h), (j), [or] (j-1), or (m), 11.231, 11.254, 11.271, 11.29,
  11.30, 11.31, or 11.315, once allowed, need not be claimed in
  subsequent years, and except as otherwise provided by Subsection
  (e), the exemption applies to the property until it changes
  ownership or the person's qualification for the exemption
  changes.  However, the chief appraiser may require a person allowed
  one of the exemptions in a prior year to file a new application to
  confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption by
  delivering a written notice that a new application is required,
  accompanied by an appropriate application form, to the person
  previously allowed the exemption.
         SECTION 3.  This Act applies only to an ad valorem tax year
  that begins on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2016.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3623 was passed by the House on May 8,
  2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 131, Nays 2, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3623 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 27, Nays 4.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________