By Heflin                                             H.B. No. 3516
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to notice of certain matters before a property tax hearing
 1-3     under Section 41.461, Property Tax Code.
 1-5           SECTION 1. Subsection (a) of Section 41.461, Tax Code, is
 1-6     amended to read as follows:
 1-7           (a)  At least 14 days before a hearing on a protest, the
 1-8     chief appraiser shall:
 1-9                 (1)  deliver a copy of the pamphlet prepared by the
1-10     comptroller under Section 5.06(a) to the property owner initiating
1-11     the protest if the owner is representing himself, or to an agent
1-12     representing the owner if requested by the agent;
1-13                 (2)  inform the property owner that the owner or the
1-14     agent of the owner may inspect and may obtain a copy of the sales,
1-15     data, schedules, formulas, and all other information specific to
1-16     the property under protest that the chief appraiser plans to
1-17     introduce at the hearing to establish any matter at issue; and
1-18                 (3)  deliver a copy of the hearing procedures
1-19     established by the appraisal review board under Section 41.66 to
1-20     the property owner.
1-21           SECTION 2.  (a)  This Act takes effect immediately if it
1-22     receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each
1-23     house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.
 2-1     If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate
 2-2     effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
 2-3           (b)  The change in law made by this Act does not affect
 2-4     motions to change an appraisal roll or notices to protest taxes
 2-5     filed before the effective date of this Act, and the law in effect
 2-6     before the effective date of this Act is continued in effect for
 2-7     those purposes.