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H.B. No. 2535

H.B. No. 2535

AN ACT

relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of real
property that includes certain improvements used for the
noncommercial production of food for personal consumption.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 23.014, Tax Code, is amended to read as
follows:
Sec. 23.014. EXCLUSION OF PROPERTY AS REAL PROPERTY.
Except as provided by Section 23.24(b), in determining the market
value of real property, the chief appraiser shall analyze the
effect on that value of, and exclude from that value the value of,
any:
(1) tangible personal property, including trade
fixtures;
(2) intangible personal property; [or]
(3) chicken coops or rabbit pens used for the
noncommercial production of food for personal consumption; or
(4) other property that is not subject to appraisal as
real property.
SECTION 2. This Act applies only to the appraisal of
property for a tax year beginning on or after the effective date of
this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 2022.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 2535 was passed by the House on May 6,
2021, by the following vote: Yeas 141, Nays 1, 1 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 2535 was passed by the Senate on May
27, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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