** REVISION **
NOTICE OF FORMAL REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
COMMITTEE: Ways & Means
Due to the ongoing pandemic and the uncertainty as to scheduling interim hearings, the Committee requests written submissions from interested parties and the public in regards to the assigned Interim Charges below.
All submissions are due on November 13, 2020.
Submissions should be submitted via email to the committee clerk, Paige Higerd, at Paige.Higerd_HC@house.texas.gov and shall be in Word format. Submissions should be no longer than five (5) pages in length for each charge. The page limit is inclusive of any photos, graphs, spreadsheets, charts, etc. the submitter chooses to include. Submissions shall include the submitter’s name, organization or entity (if applicable and an authorized representative), mailing address, email, and telephone number.
All submissions will be circulated to each Member of the Committee after the deadline. A copy of all received comments will be made available to the public by the Chairman.
The Committee seeks responses on the Interim Charge listed below:
Charge 1.1: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 86th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
· SB 2, which is the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019. Monitor the implementation of the legislation, including a review of the tax rates adopted by taxing units in 2019 and 2020, the appraisal review board survey system, and progress in onboarding the tax rate notices and websites. Make recommendations for modifications as necessary and appropriate.