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S.B. No. 948

     S.B. No. 948

AN ACT

relating to the waiver of penalty and interest on a taxing unit’s

delinquent payment of its allocation of the budget of an appraisal

district.

       BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

       SECTION 1.  Section 6.06, Tax Code, is amended by adding

Subsection (k) to read as follows:

       (k)  For good cause shown, the board of directors may waive

the penalty and interest on a delinquent payment under Subsection (e).

       SECTION 2.  (a)  Subsection (k), Section 6.06, Tax Code, as

added by this Act, applies to the waiver of penalty and interest on

a payment that becomes delinquent under Subsection (e), Section

6.06, Tax Code, before, on, or after the effective date of this Act.

       (b)  An appraisal district may refund a payment of penalty

and interest that was made by a taxing unit under Subsection (e),

Section 6.06, Tax Code, before the effective date of this Act if the

board of directors of the appraisal district waives the penalty and

interest as provided by Subsection (k), Section 6.06, Tax Code, as

added by this Act.

       SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives

a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as

provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this

Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this

Act takes effect September 1, 2007.

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President of the Senate                                                                             Speaker of the House

       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 948 passed the Senate on

March 28, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.

______________________________

   Secretary of the Senate

       I hereby certify that S.B. No. 948 passed the House on

May 2, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two present

not voting.

______________________________

   Chief Clerk of the House

Approved:

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Date

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Governor

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