H.B. No. 3439
relating to the representation of a property owner by an agent in a
property tax matter.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 1.11(b), Tax Code, is amended to read as
(b) To be effective, a request made under this section must
be filed with the appraisal district. A request remains in effect
until revoked by a written revocation filed with the appraisal
district by the owner or the owner’s designated agent.
SECTION 2. Sections 1.111(c) and (i), Tax Code, are amended
to read as follows:
(c) The designation of an agent under this section remains
in effect until revoked in a written revocation filed with the
appraisal district by the property owner or designated agent. The
designated agent revoking the designation must send notice of the
revocation by certified mail to the property owner at the owner’s
last known address. A designation may be made to expire according
to its own terms but is still subject to prior revocation by the
property owner or designated agent.
(i) An appraisal review board shall accept and consider a
motion or protest filed by an agent of a property owner if an agency
authorization is filed at or before the hearing on the motion or
protest. [If an appraisal review board designates a time and place
for appearance before a hearing, an agency authorization is
considered to be filed at or before the hearing if a copy of the
authorization is filed at the time and place designated by the
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3439 was passed by the House on May 8,
2013, by the following vote: Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3439 was passed by the Senate on May
22, 2013, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate