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TAAHP BILLS 85TH LEGISLATION

 

  Final List  

 

  HB 616  
Leach, Jeff(R) Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
Companions:
HB 2352 Guerra, Bobby (Identical)
  3-16-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs
General Remarks: Removes legislative letters from QAP entirely.
Bill History: 04-27-17 H Reported favorably from committee on House Urban Affairs

  HB 885  
King, Ken(R) Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
General Remarks: Adds points for Senate letters back to the QAP.
Bill History: 03-14-17 H Committee action pending House Urban Affairs

  HB 1449  
Simmons, Ron(R)
Nelson, Jane(R)
Relating to prohibiting local governments from imposing certain fees on new construction.
Companions:
SB 852 Nelson, Jane (Identical)
  2-27-17 S Introduced and referred to committee on Senate Business and Commerce
General Remarks: Prevents political subdivisions from imposing fees on new construction to offset rents/cost of housing. Committee sub includes language preserving density bonuses.
Bill History: 05-29-17 G Earliest effective date

  HB 1609  
Price, Four(R) Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
General Remarks: Removes legislative letters from the QAP for Representatitves who’s districts do not include a portion of a county with a population of over 450,000 people.
Bill History: 04-25-17 H Committee action pending House Urban Affairs

  HB 1653  
Swanson, Valoree (F)(R) Relating to the system by which an application for a low income housing tax credit is scored.
General Remarks: 1) Elevates in importance state rep letters once again. Bill would take it from current #10 item to #6 item AND 2) Would allow yet even more points for a letter from a state rep if the deal is located in an unincorporated area of an urban area
Bill History: 03-06-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

  HB 1792  
Swanson, Valoree (F)(R) Relating to the evaluation of an application for a low income housing tax credit.
General Remarks: Changes neighborhood organization definition to a group whose boundaries contain the proposed development or has a boundary within 5 miles of the proposed development. Notification must be made at least 90 days before application is submitted, conspicuously identify the development as “low-income government subsidized housing” and contain an independent study on anticipated effects of development on the neighborhood. QCP – 0 points for positive or neutral, negative points for opposition letters.
Bill History: 05-02-17 H Committee action pending House Urban Affairs

  HB 2261  
Dutton, Harold(D) Relating to the amendment of an application for an allocation of low income housing tax credits.
General Remarks: LIHTC application can’t change anything after filing deadline including financial feasibility.
Bill History: 03-15-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

  HB 2336  
Dutton, Harold(D) Relating to the participation by certain state and local elected officials during the process for evaluating an application for a low income housing tax credit.
General Remarks: Allows for the withdrawal of legislator letters of support/opposition after submission of a LIHTC application.
Bill History: 03-20-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

  HB 2405  
Gonzalez, Mary(D) Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits to developments in certain areas designated as rural.
General Remarks: Automatic rural designation for USDA projects within USDA and At-Risk set asides.
Bill History: 05-12-17 H Withdrawn from the Local Calendar

  HB 2728  
Bohac, Dwayne(R) Relating to the evaluation of an application for a low income housing tax credit.
General Remarks: Adds letters of support from house reps and state senators to threshold.
Bill History: 05-02-17 H Committee action pending House Urban Affairs

  HB 2792  
Gonzalez, Mary(D)
Rodriguez, Jose(D)
Relating to omnibus legislation affecting public housing converted under the authority of the RAD program administered by HUD.
General Remarks: Committee sub removes controversial section 1 re: RAD under revitalization QAP. Bill now adjusts requirements for RAD conversions in tax credit scoring, resident commissioners and tax exemptions.
Bill History: 05-30-17 G Sent to the Governor

  HB 3570  
Collier, Nicole(D) Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.
General Remarks: TAAHP-supported bill stating that LIHTC apps will not be considered ineligible for funding if the project is in an attendance zone with a school with a D rating or below as long as there are identified pathways to school improvement within 3 yrs of application date. *Rep. Collier decided to pursue HB 3574 instead
Bill History: 03-30-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

  HB 3574  
Collier, Nicole(D)
Menendez, Jose(D)
Evaluation of threshold criteria for low income housing tax credits.
General Remarks: TAAHP-supported bill requiring that TDHCA only consider ed quality in threshold, not points.
Bill History: 05-30-17 G Sent to the Governor

  HB 3843  
Anderson, Rodney(R) Relating to a franchise or insurance premium tax credit for low-income housing developments.
General Remarks: 4% tax credit program to offset franchise tax – may not be more than $20million awarded annually and including unallocated credits and returned credits. Claimed in equal installments of the period. Carry forward (not more than 10 reports) and back (3 yrs). Awarded in an open cycle.
Bill History: 05-06-17 H Reported from committee as substituted House Ways and Means

  HB 4189  
Collier, Nicole(D) Relating to the allocation of low income housing tax credits.
General Remarks: Original version of educational quality bill with suggested language from TDHCA. Bill was separated into HB 3570 and HB 3574, both by Collier.
Bill History: 03-31-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Urban Affairs

  SB 873  
Creighton, Brandon(R)
Murphy, Jim(R)
Relating to the authority and liability of owners and managers of apartment houses, manufactured home rental communities, condominiums, and multiple use facilities in charging tenants.
Companions:
HB 1964 Murphy, Jim (Identical)
  5-11-17 H Set on the House Calendar
General Remarks: Requiring tenants to go through the public utility commission complaint process rather than civil action to dispute water charges
Bill History: 06-01-17 G Earliest effective date

  SB 990  
Watson, Kirk(D)
Arevalo, Diana (F)(D)
Relating to the requirements for an application for a low income housing tax credit allocation from the nonprofit set-aside.
General Remarks: Strikes language in TDHCA statute for qualifying NP LIHTC developers requiring that boards be made up of majority Texas residents.
Bill History: 05-24-17 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action

  SB 1238  
Rodriguez, Jose(D)
Moody, Joe(D)
Relating to the eligibility of certain at-risk developments to receive low income housing tax credits.
Companions:
HB 2947 Moody, Joe (Identical)
  4-13-17 H Recommended for Local and Consent Calendar
General Remarks: RAD cleanup language preventing properties from losing tax credits upon conversion.
Bill History: 05-23-17 G Sent to the Governor

  SB 1275  
Taylor, Van(R) Relating to the appraisal for ad valorem tax purposes of certain nonexempt property used for low-income or moderate-income housing.
Companions:
HB 3752 Johnson, Eric (Identical)
  3-31-17 H Introduced and referred to committee on House Ways and Means
General Remarks: TAAHP-supported bill agreed to by TAAHP and appraisers requiring the income method of valuation for LIHTC properties. Stipulates that appraised values cannot exceed income increases year-to-year.
Bill History: 04-03-17 S Committee action pending Senate Finance

  SB 1990  
Watson, Kirk(D) Relating to low income housing tax credits awarded for certain developments.
General Remarks: Would require TDHCA to fund the top scoring LIHTC supportive housing project in each urban sub-region in municipalities of more than 285,000 people. TDHCA may only fund up to 5 in a cycle.
Bill History: 05-04-17 S Placed on the Senate Calendar for

  SB 1991  
Watson, Kirk(D)
Johnson, Jarvis(D)
Relating to the administration of federal funds under the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act.
General Remarks: allows TDHCA to set aside up to 15% of HOME funds to go to PJs to house people with disabilities and fund CHDO projects.
Bill History: 05-24-17 H Bill pronounced dead by procedural action

  SB 1992  
Watson, Kirk(D)
Isaac, Jason(R)
Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.
General Remarks: Bill removes Travis county from the statutory HTC concentration provision in statute (1-yr, 2-mile rule). Committee sub includes language giving TDHCA freedom to make rules for rural areas, and exempts unlike properties from the rule (multifamily vs supportive vs elderly).
Bill History: 05-28-17 G Sent to the Governor

 

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