Bill Text: TX HJR33 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-16 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HJR33 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HJR33-Introduced.html
  86R698 CJC-D
 
  By: Shaheen H.J.R. No. 33
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option
  exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion of the
  value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides health
  care services for which the physician agrees not to seek payment
  from any source, including the Medicaid program or otherwise from
  this state or the federal government, to county residents who are
  indigent or who are Medicaid recipients.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 1-b, Article VIII, Texas Constitution,
  is amended by adding Subsection (q) to read as follows:
         (q)  The commissioners court of a county by official action
  may exempt from ad valorem taxation by the county a percentage, not
  to exceed 50 percent, of the assessed value of the residence
  homestead of a licensed physician who provides health care services
  for which the physician agrees not to seek payment from any source,
  including the Medicaid program or otherwise from this state or the
  federal government, to county residents who are indigent or who are
  Medicaid recipients. The exemption is in addition to any other
  exemptions provided by this section. The legislature by general
  law may impose additional eligibility requirements for the
  exemption.  Where ad valorem tax has previously been pledged for the
  payment of debt, the commissioners court may continue to levy and
  collect the tax against the value of the homesteads exempted under
  this subsection until the debt is discharged if the cessation of the
  levy would impair the obligation of the contract by which the debt
  was created.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2019.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment authorizing a local
  option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county of a portion
  of the value of the residence homestead of a physician who provides
  health care services for which the physician agrees not to seek
  payment from any source, including the Medicaid program or
  otherwise from this state or the federal government, to county
  residents who are indigent or who are Medicaid recipients."
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