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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