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Proclamation - Suspends Collection of State and Local Hotel and Motel Taxes

Location: Austin, TX

Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Texas


I, RICK PERRY, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, Governor of the State of Texas, do hereby certify that Hurricane Katrina, a disaster in sister states, has created a temporary housing emergency in the State of Texas.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Disaster Proclamation issued by me on September 1, 2005, and with the authority vested in me by Section 418.020 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby suspend collection of the state and local hotel and motel taxes under Sections 156, 351 and 352 of the Texas Tax Code from the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

As further provided in Section 418.020 of the Texas Government Code, this Proclamation shall remain in effect for a period of not more than 60 days. This Proclamation shall apply to victims of Hurricane Katrina for any length of stay, regardless of their time of arrival in this State.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have signed my name officially and caused the Seal of the State to be affixed hereto at Austin, this 2nd day of September, 2005

RICK PERRY(Signature)
Governor of Texas

Attested by:
Secretary of State


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