Bill Text: TX SB1937 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the situs for ad valorem tax purposes of certain docks and piers located in more than one county.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-19 - Referred to Property Tax [SB1937 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB1937-Introduced.html
  86R14359 CJC-F
 
  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 1937
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the situs for ad valorem tax purposes of certain docks
  and piers located in more than one county.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 21, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Section 21.11 to read as follows:
         Sec. 21.11.  CERTAIN DOCKS AND PIERS. (a) In this section:
               (1)  "Dock" means a structure that extends not further
  than 30 feet from and is substantially supported by mainland.
               (2)  "Mainland" means land above the line of mean lower
  low tide.
               (3)  "Pier" means a structure that extends more than 30
  feet from mainland and is substantially supported by submerged
  land.
               (4)  "Submerged land" means land below the line of mean
  lower low tide.
         (b)  This section applies only to property that is located on
  the submerged land of one county and the mainland of another county.
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter:
               (1)  a dock and tangible personal property permanently
  located on the dock are taxable by the county that taxes the
  mainland that substantially supports the dock; and
               (2)  a pier and tangible personal property permanently
  located on the pier are taxable by the county that taxes the
  submerged land that substantially supports the pier.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to ad valorem taxes imposed for a tax year that begins on or after
  the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.
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