90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0693
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PROP TX-BD OF REVIEW-COMISSION                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Property Tax Code.  Deletes the provision stating that      
   a board of review in a commission county  shall  within  one  year  of      
   taking  office  successfully  complete  a  basic  course in assessment      
   practice approved by the Department.   Provides  that  no  person  may      
   serve  on  a  board  of  review  in  a commission county without first      
   passing an examination prepared and administered by the Department  to      
   determine  his or her competence to hold the office.  Provides that if      
   the board of county commissioners constitutes the board of review  and      
   if  any  member does not meet the examination requirements, they shall      
   appoint a board of review.    Provides  that  an  appointed  board  of      
   review  in  a  commission county shall consist of 2 members affiliated      
   with the political party polling  the  highest  vote  for  any  county      
   office  in  the  county and one member of the party polling the second      
   highest vote for the same county office at the last general  election.      
   Effective January 1, 1999.                                                  
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
        Provides that the authority of the sitting board  of  review  may      
   not be terminated until the board completes its work for the tax year.      
   Provides  that a candidate appearing at the examination shall indicate      
   to the Department  the  name  of  the  county  the  results  shall  be      
   certified  to  if  he  or  she  successfully  passes  the examination.      
   Provides that the Department shall certify the  list  to  each  county      
   from  which  candidates  have appeared at the exam location.  Provides      
   that within one year of  this  amendatory  Act  the  Department  shall      
   conduct  an  examination  at  least once in each commission county for      
   which the chairman of the County Board of  Commissioners  requests  an      
          FISCAL NOTE, H-am 1 (Dept. of Revenue)                               
          HB 693 is  within the department's current duties and responsi-      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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