Letter from Mark White to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., March 26, 1981
Letter from Mark White to Governor William P. Clements, Jr., March 26, 1981. The trial of Boyer, et al. v. State Property Tax Board has been postponed until April or May of 1981. This case discusses the action of the Legislature in reducing the constitutional tax for college building funds through the enactment of Senate Bill 621 during the 66th Session of the Legislature.
White, Mark, 1940-
Clements, William P., 1917-2011
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
Budgets and Planning | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS AUSTIN, TEXAS 78711 March 26, 1981 Hon. William P. Clements, Jr. Governor of Texas Capitol Building Austin, TX 78711 - Dear Governor Clements: 10. wec FYI HANDL!. tk,Diq APR 0 9 1981-15- ./°$1.-• DRAFT RESPONS cc RECEIVED WPC This is to advise you that the trial of Boyer, et al. v. State Property Tax Board (the "Midwestern case") has been postponed with a request that it-be reset for trial in April or May, 1981. This litigation represents a most serious challenge to the action of the Legislature in reducing the constitutional tax for college building funds through the enactment of Senate Bill 621 during the 66th Session of the Legisla- ture. If the plaintiffs should be successful in their attack on this portion of Senate Bill 621, it has been estimated that approximately :;400 million in tax revenues will be generated under 1982 assessed values pursuant to Article 7, Section 17, of the Texas Constitution. There are a number of resolutions addressing this matter which have been introduced in both houses. I believe that the plaintiffs in the Midwestern litigation will not urge a final disposition in this case if the Legislature has taken action prior to trial. Time is of the essence in view of the pending trial and I urge that everything possible be done to move the legislation prior to trial. Please do not hesitate to call if I can be of assistance. E______ MW:bm 7 truly yours Mark White rirg, ploospoms pommummis