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S.B. No. 1468

S.B. No. 1468

AN ACT
relating to certain communications regarding the appointment or
conduct of certain appraisal review board members; amending
provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 6.41(i), Tax Code, is amended to read as
follows:
(i) This subsection applies only to an appraisal district
described by Subsection (d-1). A chief appraiser or another
employee or agent of the appraisal district, a member of the
appraisal review board for the appraisal district, a member of the
board of directors of the appraisal district, a property tax
consultant, or an agent of a property owner commits an offense if
the person communicates with the local administrative district
judge regarding the appointment of appraisal review board members.
This subsection does not apply to:
(1) a communication between a member of the appraisal
review board and the local administrative district judge regarding
the member’s reappointment to the board;
(2) a communication between the taxpayer liaison
officer for the appraisal district and the local administrative
district judge in the course of the performance of the officer’s
clerical duties so long as the officer does not offer an opinion or
comment regarding the appointment of appraisal review board
members; [or]
(3) a communication between a chief appraiser or
another employee or agent of the appraisal district, a member of the
appraisal review board for the appraisal district, or a member of
the board of directors of the appraisal district and the local
administrative district judge regarding information relating to or
described by Subsection (d-1), (d-5), or (f) of this section or
Section 411.1296, Government Code; or
(4) a communication between a property tax consultant
or a property owner or an agent of the property owner and the
taxpayer liaison officer for the appraisal district regarding
information relating to or described by Subsection (f). The
taxpayer liaison officer for the appraisal district shall report
the contents of the communication relating to or described by
Subsection (f) to the local administrative district judge.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.

______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1468 passed the Senate on
May 5, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.

______________________________
Secretary of the Senate

I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1468 passed the House on
May 27, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 142, Nays 2,
two present not voting.

______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House

Approved:

______________________________
Date

______________________________

Governor

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