Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 26.065
Supplemental Notice of Hearing on Tax Rate Increase


(a)

In addition to the notice required under Section 26.06 (Notice, Hearing, and Vote on Tax Increase), the governing body of a taxing unit required to hold a public hearing by Section 26.05 (Tax Rate)(d) shall give notice of the hearing in the manner provided by this section.

(b)

The taxing unit shall post notice of the public hearing prominently on the home page of the Internet website of the taxing unit continuously for at least seven days immediately before the public hearing on the proposed tax rate increase and at least seven days immediately before the date of the vote proposing the increase in the tax rate.

(c)

If the taxing unit has free access to a television channel, the taxing unit shall request that the station carry a 60-second notice of the public hearing at least five times a day between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. for at least seven days immediately before the public hearing on the proposed tax rate increase and at least seven days immediately before the date of the vote proposing the increase in the tax rate.

(d)

The notice of the public hearing required by Subsection (b) must contain a statement that is substantially the same as the statement required by Section 26.06 (Notice, Hearing, and Vote on Tax Increase)(b).

(e)

This section does not apply to a taxing unit if the taxing unit:

(1)

is unable to comply with the requirements of this section because of the failure of an electronic or mechanical device, including a computer or server; or

(2)

is unable to comply with the requirements of this section due to other circumstances beyond its control.

(f)

A person who owns taxable property is not entitled to an injunction restraining the collection of taxes by a taxing unit in which the property is taxable if the taxing unit has, in good faith, attempted to comply with the requirements of this section.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1358, Sec. 5, eff. Jan. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1368 (S.B. 18), Sec. 3, eff. June 18, 2005.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 944 (S.B. 2), Sec. 50, eff. January 1, 2020.
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