HB 2043

85(R) - 2017
House Ways & Means
House Ways & Means

Vote Recommendation

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  • Positive
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Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to the qualifications required for an appraisal district employee in order to testify as to the value of appraised value of real property in certain ad valorem tax appeals.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2043 would amend current Tax Code that would specify that in a property tax appeal case the testimony of the appraisal district employee should only be given preference for property that the appraisal review board has determined to be less than $1 million. Additionally, the bill would prohibit the appraisal district employee from testifying as to the value of the real property is greater than $1 Million unless that employee is licensed to make real estate appraisals.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would protect the property rights of affected homeowners by preventing potentially unqualified appraisal board employees from testifying as to the value of a home for which the property owner is appealing the appraisal for tax liability purposes. We support HB 2043.