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* 1. The 2019 Texas Legislature passed House Bill 492, a property tax disaster relief bill.  It is unique since the tax entities previously had to opt in.  There is no longer an opt in provision for tax entities.  Should Covid-19, declared by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott as a disaster in 254 counties, qualify as a "legitimate disaster"?

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* 2. Do you believe Covid-19 is more or less serious than Hurricane Harvey, or the same, in terms of disasters.

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* 3. The reduction in market value for some property types, is huge; likely over 50%.  These include hotels, restaurants, casinos, sports theaters, movie theaters, etc.  Should property impacted by Covid-19 qualify for a partial year disaster exemption?

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* 4. There is concern that allowing property tax exemptions for Covid-19 because it is statewide.  A statewide disaster was not considered.  Should claims be denied because it is statewide?

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* 5. Should the state emergency fund be tapped to cover shortfalls because of Covid-19 if necessary?

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* 6. Were you aware about 33% of other states have partial year exemptions for property taxes due to disasters?

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* 7. Home values to date have not been affected by Covid-19.  That could change. But home showings and new contracts for homes continue. Most of the exemptions would be for commercial properties dramatically impacted by Covid-19 (restaurants, hotels, gyms, etc). Does that change your support for a partial year property tax exemption due to the Covid-19 disaster damage?

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* 8. House Bill 492, the property tax disaster relief bill, included language provided by FEMA for the prior disaster, a hurricane.  It addressed the level of damage in four rankings: 15%, 30%, 60% and 100%.  Damage ratings are based on the extent of physical damage, including structural.  With Covid-19, there is no physical damage.  However, there is real economic damage of epic proportions, not seen in 100 years. Should Covid-19 be disqualified as a disaster because there is no physical damage to buildings?

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* 9. The concept of having 4 levels of damage ranking was done to accommodate appraisal districts disinclined to value hearings. They were written mostly for a hurricane/flood type of damage, should other types of disasters be excluded?

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* 10. If appears the Texas Attorney General will be asked to rule on whether Covid-19 is a real disaster, at least with regard to partial year property tax disaster exemptions.  Do you believe the Texas AG should:

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