Bill Status of HB3598 99th General Assembly
Short Description: PROP TX-HOMESTEAD
Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth
| 1/10/2017||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Property Tax Code. Allows the chief county assessment officer in a county with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants to record a tax lien against property that was granted one or more erroneous homestead exemptions. Provides that those chief county assessment officers shall include certain information concerning homestead exemptions with each assessment notice sent in a general assessment year. Provides that if, within 60 days after receiving the notice, the property owner notifies the chief county assessment officer that he or she received a homestead exemption in error in a previous assessment year and pays the principal amount of back taxes with interest, then the property owner shall not be liable for the penalties. Provides for an amnesty period beginning on the effective date of the amendatory Act and running for a period of 5 months after the effective date of the amendatory Act. Effective immediately.