Governor Abbott Statement On Passage Of Senate Bill 2

May 25, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release | Legislative

Legislation Will Cap Property Tax Rates In Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 2 to reform property taxes in Texas.

"For far too long, Texans have seen their property taxes skyrocket as they are reduced to tenants of their own land. Tonight, the Texas legislature took a meaningful step in reinforcing private property rights by reining in the power of local taxing entities, providing more transparency to the property tax process, and enacting long awaited appraisal reforms.

I thank the leadership in both the House and Senate for their work on behalf of Texas taxpayers. As Governor, I look forward to signing this bill into law for all Texans to ensure the Lone Star State remains the best place to live, work, and raise a family."