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Relating to public notice of the availability on the Internet of property-tax-related information.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2723 requires public notices for budget and tax rate meetings to include a statement with a link to find each individual's local property tax database with easily accessible information regarding property taxes and public hearings of each entity that taxes an individual's property. Local property tax databases are required to be updated regularly during August and September as local elected officials propose and adopt property tax rates.
HB 2723 requires the Department of Information Resources to develop and maintain an easily accessible Internet website that lists each property tax database and includes a method to assist a property owner to identify the appropriate property tax database for the owner's property.
HB 2723 represents transparency between the government and the voters when it comes to property taxes. In addition, individuals would be able to get notices more conveniently via email. HB 2723 benefits the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, private property rights, free market, and limited government. Texas Action supports HB 2723.