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  H.B. No. 4101
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the matters that may be the subject of limited binding
  arbitration to compel compliance with procedural requirements
  related to protests before appraisal review boards.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 41A.015, Tax Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 41A.015.  LIMITED BINDING ARBITRATION TO COMPEL
  COMPLIANCE WITH [CERTAIN] PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO
  PROTESTS.
         SECTION 2.  Section 41A.015(a), Tax Code, is amended to read
  as follows:
         (a)  A property owner who has filed a notice of protest under
  Chapter 41 may file a request for limited binding arbitration under
  this section to compel the appraisal review board or chief
  appraiser, as appropriate, to:
               (1)  comply with the hearing procedures adopted by the
  appraisal review board under Section 41.01(c) and rescind
  procedural rules adopted by the appraisal review board that are not
  in compliance with the model hearing procedures prepared by the
  comptroller under Section 5.103;
               (2)  schedule a hearing on a protest as required by
  Section 41.45;
               (3)  deliver information to the property owner in the
  manner required by Section 41.461;
               (4)  allow the property owner to offer evidence,
  examine or cross-examine witnesses or other parties, and present
  arguments as required by Section 41.66(b);
               (5)  set a hearing for a time and date certain and
  postpone a hearing that does not begin within two hours of the
  scheduled time as required by Section 41.66(i);
               (6)  schedule hearings on protests concerning multiple
  properties identified in the same notice of protest on the same day
  at the request of the property owner or the property owner's
  designated agent as required by Section 41.66(j); or
               (7)  refrain from using or offering as evidence
  information requested by the property owner under Section 41.461
  that was not delivered to the property owner at least 14 days before
  the hearing as required by Section 41.67(d).
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a request for limited binding arbitration under Section 41A.015,
  Tax Code, related to a protest under Chapter 41 of that code for
  which a notice of protest is filed by a property owner on or after
  the effective date of this Act. A request for limited binding
  arbitration related to a protest for which a notice of protest was
  filed by a property owner before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the notice of protest was
  filed, and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2024.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4101 was passed by the House on April
  25, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4101 was passed by the Senate on May
  16, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor