Texas Education Code

Sec. § 48.2551
Maximum Compressed Tax Rate


In this section:


“DPV” has the meaning assigned by Section 48.256;


“E” is the expiration of the exclusion of appraised property value for the preceding tax year that is recognized as taxable property value for the current tax year, which is the sum of the following:


property value that is no longer subject to a limitation on appraised value under Chapter 313 (Texas Economic Development Act), Tax Code; and


property value under Section 311.013 (Collection and Deposit of Tax Increments)(n), Tax Code, that is no longer excluded from the calculation of “DPV” from the preceding year because of refinancing or renewal after September 1, 2019;


“MCR” is the district’s maximum compressed rate, which is the tax rate for the current tax year per $100 of valuation of taxable property at which the district must levy a maintenance and operations tax to receive the full amount of the tier one allotment to which the district is entitled under this chapter;


“PYDPV” is the district’s value of “DPV” for the preceding tax year; and


“PYMCR” is the district’s value of “MCR” for the preceding tax year.


Except as provided by Subsection (c), a district’s maximum compressed rate (“MCR”) is the lesser of:


the rate determined by the following applicable formula:


if “DPV” exceeds “PYDPV” by an amount equal to or greater than 2.5 percent:


if Paragraph (A) does not apply:


the product of the state compression percentage, as determined under Section 48.255 (State Compression Percentage), for the current tax year, multiplied by $1.00.


Notwithstanding Subsection (b), for a district to which Section 48.2552 (Limitation on Maximum Compressed Rate)(b) applies, the district’s maximum compressed rate is the value calculated for “MCR” under Subsection (b)(1)(B).


For purposes of determining a district’s maximum compressed rate (“MCR”) under Subsection (b) for the 2020-2021 school year, the value of “PYMCR” is $1.00. This subsection expires September 1, 2021.


The agency shall calculate and make available school districts’ maximum compressed rates, as determined under this section.


It is the intent of the legislature that the state continue to fund public schools at the same or similar level as the state would have if this section had not taken effect.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 943 (H.B. 3), Sec. 1A.007, eff. September 1, 2020.

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