SB 2, Amendment 27: Universal Rollback Rates for Texas Counties

POSITION
Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
House Record Vote: 825

Motion to table; April 30, 2019; RV #825; Journal Page 2498; 85 Yeas, 61 Nays, 1 Present, not voting.

YCT Nay. YCT Opposes The Motion to Table. Senate Bill 2, Amendment 27, was an attempt to ensure that all counties had the same rollback election rates in Texas. As written, Senate Bill 2, had a de minimis rate exemption that grandfathered any taxing unit that collects less than $15 million of combined property tax and sales tax revenue from the 3.5 percent cap that was proposed in the House version of the bill. Instead, these tax units would only be subject to a rollback election only if the value of the tax increase is greater than $500,000. This de minimis rate would potentially diminish the potential tax relief of over 84 counties and 1000 cities and cause them to have rollback rates that were higher than the current rate. Amendment 27 would have removed this exemption, thus ensuring that every single Texan received tax-relief. Unfortunately, the majority of Republicans voted to table the amendment and keep the de minimis rate exemption. YCT supports any legislation that makes the process for rollback elections more accessible and more taxpayer-friendly.

POSITION
Support Amendment (Oppose Motion to Table)
Vote Breakdown:
82
64
1
1
1
  • Favor
  • Oppose
  • Absent
  • Speaker
  • Chair
  • Absent, Excused
  • Present, not voting
  • Not Applicable
LegislatorDistrictPartyLegislator Voted
Alma Allen
131 Democrat
Check
Steve Allison
121 Republican
X
Rafael Anchia
103 Democrat
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Charles Anderson
56 Republican
X
Trent Ashby
57 Republican
X
Ernest Bailes
18 Republican
X
Michelle Beckley
65 Democrat
Check
Cecil Bell
3 Republican
X
Keith Bell
4 Republican
X
Diego Bernal
123 Democrat
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Kyle Biedermann
73 Republican
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César Blanco
76 Democrat
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Dwayne Bohac
138 Republican
X
Greg Bonnen
24 Republican
X
Dennis Bonnen
25 Republican
Speaker
Rhetta Bowers
113 Democrat
Check
Brad Buckley
54 Republican
X
John Bucy
136 Democrat
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DeWayne Burns
58 Republican
X
Dustin Burrows
83 Republican
X
Angie Button
112 Republican
X
Briscoe Cain
128 Republican
Check
Gina Calanni
132 Democrat
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Terry Canales
40 Democrat
X
Giovanni Capriglione
98 Republican
X
Travis Clardy
11 Republican
X
Sheryl Cole
46 Democrat
Check
Garnet Coleman
147 Democrat
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Nicole Collier
95 Democrat
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Philip Cortez
117 Democrat
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Tom Craddick
82 Republican
X
John Cyrier
17 Republican
X
Drew Darby
72 Republican
X
Yvonne Davis
111 Democrat
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Sarah Davis
134 Republican
X
Jay Dean
7 Republican
X
Joe Deshotel
22 Democrat
Check
Alex Dominguez
37 Democrat
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Harold Dutton
142 Democrat
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Jessica Farrar
148 Democrat
Check
Art Fierro
79 Democrat
X
Trey Fischer
116 Democrat
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Dan Flynn
2 Republican
X
James Frank
69 Republican
X
John Frullo
84 Republican
X
Charlie Geren
99 Republican
X
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
120 Democrat
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Craig Goldman
97 Republican
X
Mary González
75 Democrat
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Jessica González
104 Democrat
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Vikki Goodwin
47 Democrat
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R.D. Guerra
41 Democrat
X
Ryan Guillen
31 Democrat
X
Roland Gutierrez
119 Democrat
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Sam Harless
126 Republican
X
Cody Harris
8 Republican
X
Cole Hefner
5 Republican
X
Ana Hernandez
143 Democrat
Check
Abel Herrero
34 Democrat
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Gina Hinojosa
49 Democrat
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Justin Holland
33 Republican
X
Donna Howard
48 Democrat
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Dan Huberty
127 Republican
X
Todd Hunter
32 Republican
X
Celia Israel
50 Democrat
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Eric Johnson
100 Democrat
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Julie Johnson
115 Democrat
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Jarvis Johnson
139 Democrat
Absent
Kyle Kacal
12 Republican
X
Phil King
61 Republican
X
Tracy King
80 Democrat
Check
Ken King
88 Republican
X
Stephanie Klick
91 Republican
X
Matt Krause
93 Republican
X
John Kuempel
44 Republican
X
Stan Lambert
71 Republican
X
Brooks Landgraf
81 Republican
X
Mike Lang
60 Republican
X
Lyle Larson
122 Republican
X
Jeff Leach
67 Republican
X
Ben Leman
13 Republican
X
Oscar Longoria
35 Democrat
X
Ray Lopez
125 Democrat
Check
J.M. Lozano
43 Republican
X
Eddie Lucio
38 Democrat
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Armando Martinez
39 Democrat
Check
Will Metcalf
16 Republican
X
Morgan Meyer
108 Republican
X
Terry Meza
105 Democrat
Check
Mayes Middleton
23 Republican
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Rick Miller
26 Republican
X
Ina Minjarez
124 Democrat
Check
Joseph Moody
78 Democrat
Check
Christina Morales
145 Democrat
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Geanie Morrison
30 Republican
X
Sergio Muñoz
36 Democrat
Check
Jim Murphy
133 Republican
X
Andrew Murr
53 Republican
X
Victoria Neave
107 Democrat
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Poncho Nevárez
74 Democrat
X
Candy Noble
89 Republican
X
Tom Oliverson
130 Republican
X
Lina Ortega
77 Democrat
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Leo Pacheco
118 Democrat
Check
Chris Paddie
9 Republican
X
Tan Parker
63 Republican
X
Jared Patterson
106 Republican
X
Dennis Paul
129 Republican
X
Mary Perez
144 Democrat
Check
Dade Phelan
21 Republican
X
Walter Price
87 Republican
X
Ana-Maria Ramos
102 Democrat
Check
John Raney
14 Republican
X
Richard Raymond
42 Democrat
X
Ron Reynolds
27 Democrat
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Eddie Rodriguez
51 Democrat
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Ramon Romero
90 Democrat
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Toni Rose
110 Democrat
Check
Jon Rosenthal
135 Democrat
Check
Scott Sanford
70 Republican
X
Matt Schaefer
6 Republican
X
Matt Shaheen
66 Republican
X
J.D. Sheffield
59 Republican
X
Carl Sherman
109 Democrat
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Hugh Shine
55 Republican
X
Reggie Smith
62 Republican
X
John Smithee
86 Republican
X
Phil Stephenson
85 Republican
X
Jonathan Stickland
92 Republican
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Lynn Stucky
64 Republican
X
Valoree Swanson
150 Republican
X
James Talarico
52 Democrat
Check
Shawn Thierry
146 Democrat
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Ed Thompson
29 Republican
X
Senfronia Thompson
141 Democrat
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Tony Tinderholt
94 Republican
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Steve Toth
15 Republican
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Chris Turner
101 Democrat
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John Turner
114 Democrat
Check
Gary VanDeaver
1 Republican
X
Hubert Vo
149 Democrat
Check
Armando Walle
140 Democrat
A-EX
James White
19 Republican
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Terry Wilson
20 Republican
X
John Wray
10 Republican
X
Gene Wu
137 Democrat
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William Zedler
96 Republican
X
John Zerwas
28 Republican
X
Erin Zwiener
45 Democrat
X