Today, the Texas House of Representatives approved House Bill 3 by House Public Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty, which will fundamentally transform how the state funds the public education system in Texas.
"I am extremely proud of the work by every member of the Texas House in passing this legislation. We have truly transformed the Texas public school finance system and schoolchildren in our great State will benefit from these changes for decades. I have worked toward this for a very long time and it is an honor to share this success with each member," said Representative Dan Huberty.
Today, Texas House Republicans finalized and passed Senate Bill 2, also known as the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dustin Burrows. This legislation ensures governments spend responsibly and prioritize the needs of their communities without burdening their taxpayers.
The provisions of the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019 empower taxpayers by bringing transparency to the tax rate setting process and giving taxpayers the tools and information they need to understand how a proposed tax rate will affect their property tax bill, enabling taxpayers to participate in the rate change process and allowing them to vote on property tax increases, and making the appraisal review board process fair, accountable, and transparent.
Today, the Texas House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 22 sponsored by Representative Candy Noble, which forbids taxpayer dollars from funding abortions. This legislation will permanently close a loophole that would allow government entities to contract with an abortion provider.
“Time and time again, Texas House Republicans have stood for the unborn and, with the passage of Senate Bill 22, we have once again defended the sanctity of life. We thank Representative Noble for championing this bill barring state and local government tax dollars from funding abortion providers or their affiliates,” stated Chairman Dustin Burrows.