Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Sam Pohl,

Senate Bill 2 Passes Texas House, Advances to Conference Committee

AUSTIN, TX – Today, Senate Bill 2 passed the Texas House and advanced to Conference Committee. Republican Party of Texas Chairman James Dickey commented:

“Thank you to the Republican Legislators in the Texas House for advancing sorely needed property tax reform. Texans have been overwhelmed by the crushing burden of skyrocketing property taxes – they have had enough. By allowing Texans to vote on any rate increase above 3.5%, our Republican leaders are requiring taxing units to be more transparent and giving hardworking taxpayers the opportunity to determine where their tax dollars are going.”

Texas Senate Bill 2 was filed by Senator Paul Bettencourt, and passed through the Texas Senate earlier this month.

Chairman James Dickey concluded:

“While there is still work that must be done to deliver the cuts Texans need, this is a tremendous step in the right direction. Yet again, our Republican Legislators have shown leadership on issues that will create brighter futures for all Texans.”