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Senate Bill 3: Homestead Exemption Increase
- Bill Text
- Author: State Sen. Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston)
The Texas Senate Finance Committee considered Senate Bill 3 or Lt., Gov. Dan Patrick’s legislative priority related to increasing the homestead exemption from $40,000 to $70,000.
Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR) testified as neutral on the legislation as increasing the homestead exemption only benefits those who claim a homestead while also shifting the burden to other taxpayers. It also does not provide property tax relief in the form of compression which TFR believes is a superior approach and TFR remains concerned it does not provide a path to an elimination of the tax itself.
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