Monthly Archives:: March 2021

Legislative Update: HB 1756 Supports County Preservation Efforts

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A change has been proposed to state law that will make it possible for all Texas counties to fund preservation projects. Preservation Texas supports this change. What is proposed? House Bill 1756 and Senate Bill 1542 are identical. Both would change existing law to allow counties of any size to grant money from the county’s… More »

Legislative Update: March 30, 2021 (updated 3/31)

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This is an update on historic preservation-related legislative activity during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. Legislation is being considered in Austin that impact historic district designation, county funding for preservation, tax credits, markers, monuments, local tax appraisals, Main Street, and related issues. The bill filing deadline was March 12, and bills are being assigned to… More »

Advocacy Alert: HB 1474 Restricts Local Historic Districts

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The Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Committee of the Texas House of Representatives will hold a public hearing at 1:00 PM CST on Monday, March 22, 2021 to consider House Bill 1474, introduced by Rep. John Cyrier. We want you to know that the last minute changes to the original bill filed in January would require a… More »