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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
Charges
• 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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