Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Rodney Ellis

For Media Use Only
August 22, 2007
Contact: Kenneth Besserman

Senator Ellis, Comptroller Susan Combs and Texas Retailers Association to announce new sales tax holiday expansion plans

Senator Ellis will be joined by Comptroller Susan Combs and the Texas Retailers Association for a press conference on Thursday, August 23, 2007 to announce legislation calling for a sales tax holiday expansion. The proposal will raise price of items that are tax free from $100 to $150 and include all school supplies.

Senator Ellis authored the original back to school sales tax holiday in 1999 and since that time the holiday has saved Texas taxpayers almost $300 million. The current back to school sales tax holiday is for three days in August and covers most clothing items under $100 and backpacks.

WHAT:Press conference to announce sales tax holiday expansion proposal
WHO:Senator Ellis, Comptroller Susan Combs, Texas Retailers Association
WHEN:August 23, 2007
10:00 a.m.
WHERE:Lt. Governor's Press Conference Room
Texas State Capitol