HBA-KDB H.B. 2782 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2782 By: Villarreal, Mike Ways & Means 3/26/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A taxing unit has to pay costs associated with the processing and consideration of an application or request for tax abatement. Under current law, a taxing unit is not authorized to charge a fee for processing such an application or request. House 2782 authorizes the governing body of a taxing unit to impose a reasonable fee in connection with an application or request for tax abatement. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 2782 amends the Tax Code to authorize the governing body of a taxing unit, in its guidelines, to impose a reasonable fee, not to exceed $1,000, in connection with an application or request for tax abatement under the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.