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  H.B. No. 3788
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the training and education of appraisal review board
  members.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 5.041, Tax Code, is amended by amending
  Subsections (b) and (e-1) and adding Subsection (i) to read as
  follows:
         (b)  A member of the appraisal review board established for
  an appraisal district must complete the course established under
  Subsection (a). The course must provide at least eight hours of
  classroom or distance training and education. A member of the
  appraisal review board may not participate in a hearing conducted
  by the board unless the person has completed the course established
  under Subsection (a) and received a certificate of course
  completion.
         (e-1)  In addition to the course established under
  Subsection (a), the comptroller shall approve curricula and provide
  materials for use in a continuing education course for members of an
  appraisal review board. The course must provide at least four hours
  of classroom or distance training and education. The curricula and
  materials must include information regarding:
               (1)  the cost, income, and market data comparison
  methods of appraising property;
               (2)  the appraisal of business personal property;
               (3)  the determination of capitalization rates for
  property appraisal purposes;
               (4)  the duties of an appraisal review board;
               (5)  the requirements regarding the independence of an
  appraisal review board from the board of directors and the chief
  appraiser and other employees of the appraisal district;
               (6)  the prohibitions against ex parte communications
  applicable to appraisal review board members;
               (7)  the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal
  Practice;
               (8)  the duty of the appraisal district to substantiate
  the district's determination of the value of property;
               (9)  the requirements regarding the equal and uniform
  appraisal of property;
               (10)  the right of a property owner to protest the
  appraisal of the property as provided by Chapter 41; and
               (11)  a detailed explanation of each of the actions
  described by Sections 25.25, 41.41(a), 41.411, 41.412, 41.413,
  41.42, and 41.43 so that members are fully aware of each of the
  grounds on which a property appraisal can be appealed.
         (i)  The comptroller may adopt rules to implement this
  section, including rules establishing criteria for course
  availability and for demonstrating course completion.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2022.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3788 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 4, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3788 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor