Bill will enable Texas taxpayers to control local tax rates and tax increases
AUSTIN, TX – Today, Representative Dustin Burrows joined House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and Governor Greg Abbott to introduce House Bill 2, which will slow the annual increase in property taxes, empower Texans with the automatic right to vote “no” on excessive tax increases and provide taxpayers the transparency to understand which elected officials or government entities raised their taxes. An identical (companion) bill, SB2 was filed in the Senate.
“Both Speaker Bonnen and the Governor recognize Texans are fed up with property tax hikes and understand the helplessness Texans feel in this regard,” said Rep. Dustin Burrows. “The House is committed to working together with the Senate and Governor to steer HB2 through the legislative process in an inclusive manner, a manner that allows all members of the legislature to represent their constituents in the bill’s structure.”
Rep. Burrows continued, “Control and transparency – those are the key focuses of this bill – this legislation will enable taxpayers across HD83 a more active role at the local level, where appraisals and tax rates are set. This gives taxpayers the transparency and the tools they need to do that.”