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H.B. No. 3611

AN ACT
relating to the consolidation of appraisal review boards.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 6.41, Tax Code, is amended by adding
Subsections (g) and (h) to read as follows:
(g) Subsection (a) does not preclude the boards of directors
of two or more adjoining appraisal districts from providing for the
operation of a consolidated appraisal review board by interlocal
contract.
(h) When adjoining appraisal districts by interlocal
contract have provided for the operation of a consolidated
appraisal review board:
(1) a reference in this or another section of this code
to the appraisal district means the adjoining appraisal districts;
(2) a reference in this or another section of this code
to the appraisal district board of directors means the boards of
directors of the adjoining appraisal districts;
(3) a provision of this code that applies to an
appraisal review board also applies to the consolidated appraisal
review board; and
(4) a reference in this code to the appraisal review
board shall be construed to also refer to the consolidated
appraisal review board.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect only if the constitutional
amendment proposed by the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009,
authorizing the legislature to authorize a single board of
equalization for two or more adjoining appraisal entities that
elect to provide for consolidated equalizations is approved by the
voters. If that amendment is not approved by the voters, this Act
has no effect.
SECTION 3. This Act applies only to an ad valorem tax year
that begins on or after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 4. This Act takes effect January 1, 2010.

______________________________  ______________________________
President of the Senate                                    Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 3611 was passed by the House on April
28, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 146, Nays 0, 1 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 3611 was passed by the Senate on May
27, 2009, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate

APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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