Harvey Evacuation

Jennifer Doerr, left, and Jennifer Leo, right, conduct a welfare check on Oak Drive in the Polly Ranch neighborhood in Friendswood in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Several new laws were passed during the 2019 legislative session on an array of topics.

Here’s a list of new laws that went into effect Wednesday:

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com 

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Don Johnson

Thank you so much for this article, Ms. Wilson! One minor clarification regarding HB 492. The governments ONLY have to authorize the exemption if they have already adopted a tax rate, otherwise it is automatic. This may be the case if we have a hurricane in late September after most governments adopt a tax rate. The Legislature did not want to adversely impact their projected revenues used to adopt the next year's rate.

Property owners DO have to apply to the CADs for the exemption.

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Angela Wilson

Thank you for the clarification Don. I'll try to get it in there somewhere online.

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