HB 1228 – Electronic Communication Delivery

September 18, 2023

TX HB1228 | 2023-2024 | 88th Legislature

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 6-0)

Status: Passed on June 12 2023 – 100% progression

Action: 2023-06-12 – Effective on 1/1/24

Sponsors: Rep. William Metcalf [R] Rep. Steve Toth [R] Rep. Richard Hayes [R] Rep. Terri Leo-Wilson [R] Sen. Drew Springer [R] Sen. Bob Hall [R]

What is House Bill 1228?

  • This bill, specific to the state of Texas, introduces changes related to how certain information is delivered under the Property Tax Code. The bill amends the Tax Code to allow tax officials to send notices to property owners by regular mail with postage paid unless there’s a requirement or authorization for a different delivery method.

Why does House Bill 1609 affect me?

  • A property owner/agent can require a tax official to send and receive notices and communications electronically.

  • Communications Defined:

    • Notice
    • Rendition
    • Application form
    • Report / Filing
    • ARB Order
    • Statement / Bill
    • Other item of information required or permitted to be delivered by Tax Code

What tech solutions exist, such as the type House Bill 1609 may require?

  • BIS is currently working with Texas CAMA vendors, to develop a solution.

When Does House Bill 1609 affect me?

  • Effective date 01/01/2024 for all over 120K Population and 01/01/2025 for those under 120K Population.

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Published On: September 18th, 2023 / Categories: Texas Legislation, Texas Legislature /

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