(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 17, 2019) Yesterday, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 852, relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit inspections.
“Currently, the Texas Constitution requires municipalities to base the cost of building permits and inspection fees on the cost to perform the inspections,” said Representative Holland. “However, Texas municipalities frequently base the amount owed for building permits or inspection fees on the estimated cost of the home, increasing the property tax burden on all Texans.”
“This is unacceptable, and combined with higher regulatory fees, it creates a barrier to housing affordability and reduces the opportunity for homeownership. I’m eager to work with my colleagues to ensure successful passage of H.B. 852.”
Representative Holland has also filed the following bills:
Elderly ID – House Bill 345 relates to the automatic personal identification certification to a person 60 years of age or older whose driver’s license has been surrendered or revoked.
Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial – House Bill 381 relates to the eligibility for those killed in the line of duty while classified as a trainee to be inscribed on the Texas Peace Officer’s Memorial Monument.
Representative Holland plans to file additional legislation in the coming weeks relating to the opioid crisis, school safety, eminent domain reform, and creation of the Rockwall County Court at Law No. 2.
For more information on Rep. Holland’s legislative portfolio, please contact Robert Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Representative Justin Holland is a sixth-generation Rockwall native and Realtor since 2006. He serves Texas House District 33, which includes Rockwall County and portions of Collin County.
Submitted press release by Robert Paulsen for publication in Blue Ribbon News.
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