SB 1245

Bill Information:
SB 1245 (Charles Perry) https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=SB1245
Relating to the farm and ranch survey conducted by the comptroller for purposes of estimating the productivity value of qualified open-space land as part of the study of school district taxable values.

Summary Timeline:
This bill was filed by Senator Perry to address improving the accuracy of the farm and ranch survey conducted by the Comptroller to assist in arriving at more accurate and consistent productivity values for qualified open-space land.

Why it matters to TBA?
We believe this could be a good way to open discussion about the beekeeping qualification for open-space land and productivity values.

Update as of May 19, 2021:
It appears that SB 1245 will pass and be sent to the Governor for his signature.

Update as of June 1, 2021:
SB 1245 passed both House and Senate and has been sent to the Governor for his signature.