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H.B. No. 1743

H.B. No. 1743

AN ACT

relating to the additional ad valorem tax and interest imposed as a
result of a change of use of certain land.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 23.55(a), Tax Code, is amended to read as
follows:
(a) If the use of land that has been appraised as provided by
this subchapter changes, an additional tax is imposed on the land
equal to the difference between the taxes imposed on the land for
each of the three [five] years preceding the year in which the
change of use occurs that the land was appraised as provided by this
subchapter and the tax that would have been imposed had the land
been taxed on the basis of market value in each of those years, plus
interest at an annual rate of five [seven] percent calculated from
the dates on which the differences would have become due. For
purposes of this subsection, the chief appraiser may not consider
any period during which land is owned by the state in determining
whether a change in the use of the land has occurred.
SECTION 2. Section 23.76(a), Tax Code, is amended to read as
follows:
(a) If the use of land that has been appraised as provided by
this subchapter changes, an additional tax is imposed on the land
equal to the difference between the taxes imposed on the land for
each of the three [five] years preceding the year in which the
change of use occurs that the land was appraised as provided by this
subchapter and the tax that would have been imposed had the land
been taxed on the basis of market value in each of those years, plus
interest at an annual rate of five [seven] percent calculated from
the dates on which the differences would have become due.
SECTION 3. The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
a change of use of land appraised under Subchapter D or E, Chapter
23, Tax Code, that occurs on or after the effective date of this
Act. A change in the use of land appraised under Subchapter D or E,
Chapter 23, Tax Code, that occurs before the effective date of this
Act is governed by the law in effect on the date the change of use
occurred, and the former law is continued in effect for that
purpose.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 1743 was passed by the House on April
25, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 132, Nays 2, 2 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 1743 was passed by the Senate on May
19, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 2.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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