House Committee on Revenue and Public Education Funding, Select - 75th R.S. (1997)

Committee Members


  • Continue the committee's comprehensive study of the methods and formulas by which public schools are funded, with the goal of averting a constitutional crisis.
  • Review the laws, rules, and practices that govern the appraisal of property for purposes of ad valorem taxation, including the appraisal reform legislation enacted by the 75th legislature.
  • Study the relative burden of all state and local taxes on major sectors of the state's economy. Evaluate the effect of the tax burden on the competitiveness of each sector.
  • Review all issues related to economic development incentives that may reduce school property taxes. The review should include tax abatements, tax increment financing and 4B development corporations.
  • Review the state's laws, rules and practices for apportioning receipts from intangible assets under the state franchise tax. The review should include an examination of the current location-of-payor rule, as well as alternatives and their effects on tax equity, business expansion and job creation, and opportunities for tax avoidance.
  • Continue the committee's comprehensive review of exceptions and exemptions under the various tax laws of the state.
  • Monitor the implementation and effects of HB 4 75th R.S., and HJR 4 75th R.S..

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