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House Committee on Revenue and Public Education Funding, Select - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members
Paul Sadler, Chair
Paul Hilbert, Vice Chair
Kim Brimer
Warren Chisum
Tom Craddick
Christine Hernandez
Scott Hochberg
Robert Junell
Mark Stiles
Ric Williamson
Ron Wilson
• Continue the committee's comprehensive study of the methods and formulas by which public schools are funded, with the goal of averting a constitutional crisis.
• Review the laws, rules, and practices that govern the appraisal of property for purposes of ad valorem taxation, including the appraisal reform legislation enacted by the 75th legislature.
• Study the relative burden of all state and local taxes on major sectors of the state's economy. Evaluate the effect of the tax burden on the competitiveness of each sector.
• Review all issues related to economic development incentives that may reduce school property taxes. The review should include tax abatements, tax increment financing and 4B development corporations.
• Review the state's laws, rules and practices for apportioning receipts from intangible assets under the state franchise tax. The review should include an examination of the current location-of-payor rule, as well as alternatives and their effects on tax equity, business expansion and job creation, and opportunities for tax avoidance.
• Continue the committee's comprehensive review of exceptions and exemptions under the various tax laws of the state.
• Monitor the implementation and effects of HB 4, 75th Legislature, Regular Session, and HJR 4, 75th Legislature, Regular Session.

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