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COMMITTEE:   Ways & Means 

TIME & DATE: 8:30 AM, Tuesday, May 12, 2015 

PLACE:       E2.010 
CHAIR:       Rep. Dennis Bonnen 


The Senate Bills removed from this posting have House companion bills that already had a Public Hearing in Committee and are eligible to be reported from the Committee.


SB 1          Nelson | et al.
Relating to certain restrictions on the imposition of ad valorem taxes and to the duty of the state to reimburse certain political subdivisions for certain revenue loss.

SB 7          Nelson | et al.        
Relating to the computation of and to decreasing the rates of the franchise tax.

SB 46         Zaffirini              
Relating to the confidentiality of certain property tax appraisal photographs.

SB 593        Watson                 
Relating to pretrial settlement discussions during a judicial appeal of certain ad valorem tax determinations and the effect of certain pretrial settlement offers on the calculation of an award of attorney's fees in such an appeal.

SB 683        Hancock                
Relating to the payment of certain ad valorem tax refunds.

SB 752        Bettencourt | et al.   
Relating to the repeal of the inheritance tax and the tax on combative sports events.

SB 757        Perry | et al.         
Relating to the repeal of the production taxes on crude petroleum and sulphur.

SB 904        Hinojosa | et al.      
Relating to exempting emergency preparation supplies from the sales and use tax for a limited period.

SB 918        Nichols                
Relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem taxation of the property of a veteran's organization.

SB 1760       Creighton | et al.     
Relating to the transparent and equitable application of ad valorem taxation procedures.

SJR 1         Nelson | et al.        
Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for an exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes of a portion of the market value of a residence homestead based on the median market value of all residence homesteads in the state, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, providing that an appropriation of state tax revenues to protect school districts against the resulting revenue loss is not an appropriation of state tax revenues dedicated by the constitution for purposes of the restriction on the rate of growth of appropriations from undedicated state tax revenues, authorizing the legislature to prohibit a political subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the imposition or collection of a tax on the conveyance of an interest in real property.



Bills deleted after last posting:

SB 228

SB 545

SB 759

SB 1394

SB 1468

SJR 30


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