Texas Property Tax Reform Facts

Senate Bill 2: The Property Tax Reform & Relief Act of 2017
Authored by Sen. Paul Bettencort
Co-authored by Sens. Brandon Creighton, Kelly Hancock, and Van Taylor

  • Requires automatic tax ratification elections if a city, county or special district exceeds the rollback rate
  • Standardizes tax ratification elections across the state by requiring them to be held on general election dates

  • Creating a Property Tax Administration Advisory Board in the Comptroller’s office to oversee the entire property tax process
  • Requires all appraisal districts to use the appraisal manuals issued by the Texas Comptroller, which will result in more transparent, accountable and consistent appraisals statewide
  • Ensures local public tax hearings are held at convenient times for citizens

  • Lowers the rollback tax rate from the current 8% to 4%

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Texas Senate Republican Caucus Chair Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) accepted the Faith in Action Award from the Texas Pastor's Council on behalf of Senator Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) for her work in the 85th Legislative Session.

Watch the video below and read the letter from Senator Kolkhorst here: bit.ly/2tynO1V
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June 28, 2017  ·  

Our Texas Senators held their commitment to the needs of their constituents by passing all 30 of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick's top conservative priorities. However, the fight continues for much needed property tax relief in Senate Bill 2 and protection for our children with common sense legislation in Senate Bill 6. Our Senators have not swayed in their determination to ensure Texans get the tax relief they need and will continue to stand to for Texas privacy. ... See MoreSee Less

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