Eltife's Half-Cent Sales Tax for Local Property Tax Relief Passes Senate - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

5/4/07-Austin

Eltife's Half-Cent Sales Tax for Local Property Tax Relief Passes Senate

The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 407, a measure authorizing cities and counties to impose an additional half-cent sales tax for property tax relief.   Under the legislation, cities and counties will be allowed, with voter approval, to enact an additional one-fourth cent each exclusively for the purpose of lowering property taxes.  The legislation was introduced by Senator Kevin Eltife, of Tyler.

"Property taxes are still out of control. Homeowners have not received the property tax cuts they've been promised by the state and this is just one more tool hopefully we can use to lower property taxes across the state," said Eltife.  

Senate Bill 407 will now be considered in the Texas House, and if it passes before the end of the legislative session, it will be sent to Governor Rick Perry for his consideration.

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.  ortega@kltv.com

 

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