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House Committee on Local Government Ways and Means - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Fred Hill, Chair
Glenn Hegar, Vice Chair
Jodie Laubenberg
Jim McReynolds
Anna Mowery
Robert Puente
Chente Quintanilla
Charges
• Examine the system of appraising property for tax purposes, specifically include an examination of the appeals process, the application and effects of the rollback rate and the limit on annual tax increases of all property.
• Explore the use of "Texas Purchasing Companies" as a tax reduction strategy by businesses seeking local sales tax rebates in cities other than the location of the actual business.
• Study the methods and procedures for appraising timber land for property tax purposes.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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