Special session ends over impasse on property tax reform bill

By Ed Sterling


AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott gave legislators 20 must-pass items, but the lawmakers delivered only 12 bills to his desk during the first called session of the 85th Texas Legislature. Both the House and Senate gaveled to final adjournment on Aug. 15, the 29th day of the 30- day session, after deadlines left negotiators without enough time to resolve differences in Senate Bill 1, the property tax reform bill.


The House adjourned first, leaving the Senate to accept its substituted version of SB 1 or let it die. The Senate adjourned and the bill died.



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