Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 451.409
Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase: Petition and Election


(a)

A petition to increase the rate of an authority’s sales and use tax is valid only if it is submitted to the board and signed by at least 10 percent of the authority’s registered voters as determined by the most recent official list of registered voters.

(b)

The board shall submit a petition for an election to increase the authority’s sales and use tax rate to the secretary of state.

(c)

The secretary of state shall determine the validity of a petition not later than the 30th day after the date the petition is received by the secretary and shall notify the board of the result of the determination.

(d)

The board shall call an election to increase the tax rate if the secretary determines that a petition is valid or if the secretary fails to act within the period required by Subsection (c).

(e)

The authority shall pay the costs of determining the validity of a petition and the costs of the election.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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