Proclamation - Special Session
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME:
WHEREAS, education is the foundation for the economic and cultural future of the state of Texas and the constitutional responsibility for the development of an efficient system of public education rests with the legislature; and
WHEREAS, the current state of public school finance requires immediate action by the legislature to ensure the continued efficient and effective operation of Texas schools; and
WHEREAS, the people have placed the constitutional power to call and convene the legislature into special session in the hands of the Chief Executive Officer of the State;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 8, of the Texas Constitution, do hereby call an extraordinary session of the 79th Legislature, to be convened in the city of Austin, commencing at 10 a.m. on Thursday the 21st day of July 2005, for the following purposes:
To consider legislation to limit the ad valorem tax appraisals and rates of certain taxing units.
To consider legislation that provides ad valorem tax relief and protects taxpayers.
To consider legislation to increase the homestead ad valorem tax exemption.
The Secretary of State will take notice of this action and will notify the members of the Legislature of my action.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 20th day of July, 2005.
Governor of Texas
Secretary of State