EFFECTIVE DATE –¬†September 1, 2015.

House Bill 394

H.B. 394 amends the Tax Code to include information that indicates the age of a property owner, including information indicating that a property owner is 65 years of age or older, among the information in property tax appraisal records that is prohibited from being posted on the Internet. The bill requires the chief appraiser for each appraisal district to ensure that any information indicating the age of a property owner that is posted on a website controlled by the appraisal district is removed from the website not later than the bill’s effective date.


Amendment to Tax Code Chapter 25 Section 25.027

Sec. 25.027. INFORMATION REGARDING CERTAIN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY. (a) Information in appraisal records may not be posted on the Internet if the information is a photograph, sketch, or floor plan of an improvement to real property that is designed primarily for use as a human residence.

(b) This section does not apply to an aerial photograph that depicts five or more separately owned buildings.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 29 (S.B. 541), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

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