Proposing a constitutional amendment authorizing a local option exemption from ad valorem taxation by a county or municipality of all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility.
This amendment would authorize the State Legislature to pass a law to exempt Counties and Municipalities from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the property used to operate a child-care facility. It would also authorize the state legislature to define child-care facility and impose eligibility requirements for qualifying for the tax exemption.
This amendment is sponsored by Royce West and the entire Bexar delegation voted for this bill (minus Rep Dorazio). Sen. West said, "The Texas child-care shortage is likely to have devastating effects on early childhood education, economic growth, and employment opportunities for parents. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Texas' economy loses more than $9 billion every year due to inadequate childcare. S.J.R. 64 seeks to address this issue by allowing the legislature, by general law, to exempt from property taxation all or part of the appraised value of real property used to operate a child-care facility."
Another amendment where you can vote YES.
Jamie Lewis BCDP Communications Team
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