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SJR 1, 78th 4th C.S.
Proposing a constitutional amendment to provide financial support for public education by creating the Texas education fund, imposing a state property tax, increasing the state general sales and use tax rate, expanding the general sales and use tax base to include certain services, increasing the state motor vehicle sales and use tax rate, abolishing the school district property tax for maintenance and operations purposes, dedicating the proceeds of any state lottery to public education, authorizing a school district property tax for the purpose of educational enrichment, and repealing the restriction on the legislature's authority to limit annual increases in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem tax purposes.

Last action: Meeting cancelled

Author: Florence Shapiro

Bill Analyses:
Introduced (Senate Research Center)

Education--Junior College Districts
Education--Primary & Secondary--Finance
Resolutions--Constitutional Amendments
Taxation--Property-Assessment & Collection
Taxation--School District

Senate Committee: Committee of the Whole Senate (John Whitmire, Kenneth Armbrister, Kip Averitt, Gonzalo Barrientos, Teel Bivins, Kim Brimer, John Carona, Bob Deuell, David Dewhurst, Robert Duncan, Rodney Ellis, Craig Estes, Troy Fraser, Mario Gallegos, Jr., Chris Harris, Juan Hinojosa, Mike Jackson, Kyle Janek, Jon Lindsay, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Frank Madla, Jane Nelson, Steve Ogden, Bill Ratliff, Florence Shapiro, Eliot Shapleigh, Todd Staples, Leticia Van de Putte, Jeff Wentworth, Royce West, Tommy Williams, Judith Zaffirini) Minutes: May 12 2004 | May 13 2004

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