Matt Shaheen: Tax Relief During Special Session #txlege

This week I filed H.B. 220, creating relief for millions of Texans suffering from high property taxes.  My proposed legislation will restrict local governments from substantially raising your property taxes without your approval.  High property taxes are by far, the number one complaint I receive and I want you to know that I hear you loud and clear!

My bill addresses the current “rollback” tax rate—currently set at 8 percent—and reduces it to 5 percent, meaning if local entities raise property taxes more than 5%, an automatic election to ratify that raise is triggered.  If taxpayers vote against the rise in property taxes, the rate returns to 5%.

The bill is one of the 20 items Governor Abbott placed on the agenda for the special session and I look forward to working with the rest of the House, Lieutenant Governor Patrick, and Governor Abbott to provide meaningful property tax relief to Texas families.

I always want to hear from you so please feel free to call my Capitol office at (512) 463-0594 or email me at

As always, thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving you in the Texas Legislature.

Matt Shaheen
State Representative
District 66 – Collin County
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