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Senate Select Committee on Government Reform

Committee Information


Stephanie Hoover

(512) 463-0107

Capitol Building, 3E.16

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85th First Called Session

Hearing Documents and other Downloads

July 21, 2017 (Senate Bill 1)

Interim Charges: 2017 Hurricane Harvey Response

  • Evaluate how property tax law could better advance disaster recovery after Hurricane Harvey while ensuring that taxpayers are protected from excessive taxation and wasteful spending.
  • Study the statutory changes necessary, if any, for a municipality to be able to redirect revenue from Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ) for a set period of time to assist in paying the costs associated with recovery and rebuilding necessary infrastructure following a disaster declaration by the Governor or President.