HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Ways & Means

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 21, 2022

PLACE: JHR 140
CHAIR: Rep. Morgan Meyer

 

The committee on Ways & Means will meet to consider and hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:

 

Actively oversee associated rulemaking and agency actions to ensure the intended legislative outcome of:

                HB 2080 and SB 903, relating to taxpayers' suits;

                SB 248, relating to the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products, and e-cigarettes.

 

Study and consider methods of providing additional property tax relief,

including the use of $3 billion in available American Rescue Plan Act funds that were held for future tax relief by the 87th Legislature, and other sources of revenue. Explore options to reduce business property tax burdens and options for limiting the growth of property tax bills.

 

Evaluate the impact of shifting to destination sourcing for local sales and use tax purposes, including the benefits of reduced taxpayer confusion. Monitor the implementation of the Comptroller's amendments to 34 Tx. Admin. Code 3.334, relating to local sales and use taxes, and the Comptroller's Sales Tax Rate Locator. Make recommendations for legislation to improve Texas' local sales and use tax sourcing.

 

Electronic public comment will be available for:

 

HB 2080 and SB 903, relating to taxpayers' suits.

 

SB 248, relating to the sale of e-cigarettes.

 

Property Tax Relief

 

Sales Tax Sourcing

 

For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here:

https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx

 

A live video broadcast of this hearing will be available here:

https://house.texas.gov/video-audio/

 

Instructions related to public access to the meeting location and health and safety protocols for attending this meeting are available here:

https://house.texas.gov/committees/public-access-house-committee-meetings/

 

Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting:

https://comments.house.texas.gov/?c=c490

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE AT PUBLIC MEETINGS

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 24 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.