The first of nine educational events on Texas Senate Bill 2 implementation kicked off on Feb. 11 in College Station. The series, organized by the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), is taught by elected officials and includes four different sessions:
- Overview of SB 2 by Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)
- Property Values and Calculations
- County Budgeting Overview
- Implementing SB 2: Practical Considerations and Strategies
Each session will be taught by different elected officials. The first in the series featured the following:
Nathan Cradduck, Tom Green County Auditor and TAC Board Vice President, provided a high-level overview of important elements from SB 2. His presentation featured information on new property tax rate terminology, new public notices, new tax rate calculations and new property tax exemptions.
Randy Riggs, McLennan County Tax Assessor-Collector, explained tax rate calculations. Key information included components of county property tax rates, tax rate calculation forms and procedures for tax rate hearings and meetings.
The last panel featured an array of local officials discussing the options they are considering related to the revenue cap.
Nathan Cradduck (left), Victoria County Judge Ben Zeller (middle) and Scurry County Judge Dan Hicks (right) all provided insight on some of the struggles they face and how they are planning to overcome those challenges in their counties.
For more information on upcoming education events for SB 2, click here.