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Texas Commission on State and Local Tax Policy - 56th R.S. (1959)

Committee Members
Jessie Gordon Bristow
Louis M. Crump
William Stoner Fly
George Parkhouse
Velma L. Ramsey
Frates Slick Seeligson
• Make comprehensive studies of property taxation and its administration by political subdivisions and by the State Government, of the operation and effects of any tax measures enacted by the Fifty-sixth Legislature, and of any other topics respecting the equity, distribution, and administration of taxes in this State.
• The Commission is specifically directed to report upon the following issues or topics which listings, however, shall not be construed to be exclusive, but only as illustrative:
(a) Changes, if any, found to be needed in the basic state law relating to property taxation.
(b) Whether the State should abandon the use of the property tax and, if so, what alternative revenue sources are suggested to replace such revenue and to guarantee continuation of the State's services or obligations now financed from that source.
(c) Steps necessary or desirable by which to insure more equitable and effective property tax administration.
(d) Whether the property tax is capable of continuing to finance local government services and, if not, what alternative revenue sources should be made available to local governments by the State.
(e) The kind and extent of local taxing powers, together with any suggested limitations thereon, which should be granted by the State to local governments.
(f) An evaluation of any taxes and revenue measures enacted by the Fifty-sixth Legislature, together with the collection and enforcement procedures, and any other administrative aspects, of such enactments.

Appointed by Speaker 10/20/1959 and Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal, 56th 3rd C.S. p. 212), pursuant to HB 354, 56th Legislature.

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