S.B. No. 918
relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem
taxation of the property of a veteran’s organization.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 11.43(c), Tax Code, is amended to read as
(c) An exemption provided by Section 11.13, 11.131, 11.132,
11.17, 11.18, 11.182, 11.1827, 11.183, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21, 11.22,
11.23(a), (h) [11.23(h)], (j), or (j-1), 11.231, 11.254, 11.271,
11.29, 11.30, 11.31, or 11.315, once allowed, need not be claimed in
subsequent years, and except as otherwise provided by Subsection
(e), the exemption applies to the property until it changes
ownership or the person’s qualification for the exemption changes.
However, the chief appraiser may require a person allowed one of the
exemptions in a prior year to file a new application to confirm the
person’s current qualification for the exemption by delivering a
written notice that a new application is required, accompanied by
an appropriate application form, to the person previously allowed
SECTION 2. This Act applies only to ad valorem taxes imposed
for a tax year beginning on or after the effective date of this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect January 1, 2016.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 918 passed the Senate on
April 28, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 918 passed the House on
May 21, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 145, Nays 0, one
present not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House