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Sec. 312.006. EXPIRATION DATE.

Sec. 312.006. EXPIRATION DATE.

If not continued in effect, this chapter expires on September 1, 2029.

Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1137, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 17, Sec. 2.16, eff. Nov. 12, 1991; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 995, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 31, 1995; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1029, Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1505, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 610 (H.B. 773), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1155 (H.B. 3143), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.

Sec. 312.007. DEFERRAL OF COMMENCEMENT OF ABATEMENT PERIOD. (a) In this section, “abatement period” means the period during which all or a portion of the value of the real property or tangible personal property that is the subject of a tax abatement agreement is exempt from taxation.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the governing body of the taxing unit granting the abatement and the owner of the property that is the subject of the agreement may agree to defer the commencement of the abatement period until a date that is subsequent to the date the agreement is entered into, except that the duration of an abatement period may not exceed 10 years.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1195 (H.B. 3896), Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 2009.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1225 (S.B. 1458), Sec. 2, eff. June 19, 2009.

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