Bill

HB 3610

87(R) - 2021
House Ways & Means
House Ways & Means
Education
Taxation

Contact the Author

Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

Phone:

512-463-0708

Capitol Office:

Room E1.212

Email:

Vote Recommendation

Yes
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral

Author(s)

Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
Mayes Middleton
Scott Sanford

Bill Caption

Relating to the applicability of certain laws to open-enrollment charter schools.

Fiscal Notes

The provisions of the bill that would categorize a charter school as a political subdivision for the purposes of Section 11.11 of the Tax Code would exempt property owned by charter schools from the property tax. As a result, taxable property values could be reduced and the related costs to the Foundation School Fund could be increased through the operation of the school finance formulas.

Bill Analysis

HB 3610 would classify an open-enrollment charter school as a political subdivision for purposes of exempting property leased or owned by charter schools from property taxes.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports HB 3610 which would eliminate an unnecessary barrier to the successful operation of charter schools and help promote choice within the public school system.

Contact the Author

Barbara Gervin-Hawkins

Phone:

512-463-0708

Capitol Office:

Room E1.212

Email: