HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: Ways & Means

TIME & DATE: 11:00 AM, Thursday, September 8, 2022

PLACE: E2.012
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 2404, relating to creating and maintaining a database of information regarding certain local economic development agreements;

                SB 2 (86R - the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019) and related property tax reform legislation passed by the 87th Legislature, including HB 1869, HB 2429, HB 2723, and SB 1438.

                Monitor legislation relating to reform of the property tax appraisal system, including HB 988, HB 2941, HB 3971, SB 63, SB 916, and SB 1919.

 

Study Texas' property tax appraisal system and make appropriate recommendations to improve the appraisal system. The study should include:

                Assessing the accuracy of appraised values and operational effectiveness of appraisal districts;

                Evaluating methods of selecting chief appraisers, appraisal review boards, and appraisal district directors;

                Evaluating existing appraisal protections for taxpayers and ease of taxpayer participation in the appraisal process.

 

Conduct a comprehensive review of the impact of not renewing Chapter 313, Tax Code. Evaluate tax incentives offered by other states and make recommendations for incentivizing manufacturers and other capital-intensive businesses to locate to Texas.

 

Electronic public comment will be available for:

 

HB 2404: Economic Development Database.

 

SB 2 (86R), HB 1869, HB 2429, HB 2723, and SB 1438.

 

HB 988, HB 2941, HB 3971, SB 63, SB 916, and SB 1919.

 

Texas' Property Tax Appraisal System.

 

Chapter 313.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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