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H.B. No. 394

H.B. No. 394

AN ACT

relating to the information in ad valorem tax appraisal records
that may not be posted on the Internet by an appraisal district.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 25.027, Tax Code, is amended to read as
follows:
Sec. 25.027. RESTRICTION ON POSTING INFORMATION ON INTERNET
WEBSITE [REGARDING CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY].
(a) Information in appraisal records may not be posted on the
Internet if the information:
(1) is a photograph, sketch, or floor plan of an
improvement to real property that is designed primarily for use as a
human residence; or
(2) indicates the age of a property owner, including
information indicating that a property owner is 65 years of age or
older.
(b) Subsection (a)(1) [This section] does not apply to an
aerial photograph that depicts five or more separately owned
buildings.
SECTION 2. Not later than the effective date of this Act,
the chief appraiser for each appraisal district shall ensure that
information described by Section 25.027(a)(2), Tax Code, as added
by this Act, that is posted on an Internet website controlled by the
appraisal district is removed from the website.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 394 was passed by the House on May 5,
2015, by the following vote: Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

I certify that H.B. No. 394 was passed by the Senate on May
23, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED: _____________________
Date

_____________________
Governor

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