The Texas House has approved a plan to make sure elderly homeowners get the same property tax relief as others do from a new school funding law.
The House yesterday also tentatively approved legislation to allocate money to pay for a 14 (B) billion dollar school property tax cut granted in a 2006 special session.
Lawmakers last year reduced school property tax rates for most homeowners by one-third, phased in over two years, to comply with a court order.
But the tax relief didn't apply to elderly and disabled homeowners. That's because their tax bills are frozen under a provision in the state constitution protecting them from increases in tax rates and property values.
Removing the freeze, even for a reduction, requires a constitutional amendment.
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