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Proclamation - Suspension 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, do hereby certify that Hurricane Rita poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast, and will create a temporary housing emergency in the State of Texas.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Disaster Proclamation issued by me on September 20, 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 Rita.

As provided in Section 418.020 and unless further extended, this Proclamation shall remain in effect for a period of not more than 14 days. This Proclamation shall apply to victims of Hurricane Rita 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 20th day of September, 2005.

RICK PERRY(Signature)
Governor of Texas

Attested by:
Secretary of State


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