March 29

Week in Review: A Digest of What Happened This Week at the Capitol

March 29, 2019| Legislative News

The Week Behind Us and the Week(s) Ahead of Us – In a late-night meeting after the House voted out its budget (and the supplemental budget), a House committee voted out HB 2, and a Senate committee talked more about property taxes.

Budget Update — House Actions Taken

March 29, 2019| Legislative News

The House passed CSSB 500 by Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound), the supplemental appropriations bill for the current biennium budget, 2018-2019. The bill represents $9.3 billion in funding - $2.7 billion of General Revenue, $2.3 billion in federal funds, and $4.3 billion from the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF).

House Property Tax Bill — HB 2

March 29, 2019| Legislative News

House Ways and Means Chairman Dustin Burrows (R-Lubbock) introduced a committee substitute for HB 2, the House’s property tax bill.

Senate Property Tax Hearing

March 29, 2019| Legislative News

Chairman Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) and the Senate Committee on Property Tax met on Mar. 26 to hear 11 bills all addressing various exemptions and exceptions from ad valorem taxation.

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