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Relating to appeals to justice courts of certain ad valorem tax determinations.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 994 would provide an additional option for appealing appraisal board orders in Atascosa County. Under the bill, property owners would be able to bring the appeal before a justice court if the appeal relates to a claim of excessive appraisal of property that qualifies as the owner's residence homestead, and the appraised value is $500,000 or less. This bill would expire in 2025, after which the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System would conduct a study regarding the effectiveness of the legislation and whether the Legislature should enact permanent legislation to its effect.
Texas Action supports HB 994 for promoting the principles of individual liberty and limited government. The pilot program proposed by this bill could be an important first step in giving Texans more options for appealing property appraisals.