Gov't Code Section 2303.501
Exemptions from State Regulation; Suspension of Local Regulation
(a)A state agency may exempt from its regulation a qualified business, qualified employee, or qualified property in an enterprise zone if the exemption is consistent with:
(1)the purposes of this chapter; and
(2)the protection and promotion of the general health and welfare.
(b)A local government may suspend local regulation, including an ordinance, rule, or standard, relating to zoning, licensing, or building codes in an enterprise zone.
(c)An exemption from or suspension of regulation under this section must be adopted in the same manner that the regulation was adopted.
(d)The authorization provided by Subsection (a) or (b) does not apply to regulation:
(1)that relates to:
(D)fair housing rights; or
(E)preservation of historical sites or historical artifacts;
(2)the relaxation of which is likely to harm the public safety or public health, including environmental health; or
(3)that is specifically imposed by law.
(e)For the purposes of this section, property is classified as qualified property if the property is:
(1)tangible personal property located in the enterprise zone that was:
(A)acquired by a taxpayer not earlier than the 90th day before the date on which the area was designated as an enterprise zone; and
(B)used predominantly by the taxpayer in the active conduct of a trade or business;
(2)real property located in the enterprise zone that was:
(A)acquired by a taxpayer not earlier than the 90th day before the date on which the area was designated as an enterprise zone and was used predominantly by the taxpayer in the active conduct of a trade or business; or
(B)the principal residence of the taxpayer on the date of the sale or exchange; or
(3)an interest in an entity that was certified as a qualified business under Section 2303.402 (Qualified Business) for the entity’s most recent tax year ending before the date of the sale or exchange.
Section 2303.501 — Exemptions from State Regulation; Suspension of Local Regulation,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2303.htm#2303.501 (accessed Dec. 9, 2023).