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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
March 3, 2015
Contact: Megan Hanson

On the agenda: Franchise and Sales Tax Relief

  • SB 7 - Nelson
  • SB 8 - Schwertner

For the full agenda, please view the posting online


  • "Tax Relief Week" continues today in the Senate Finance Committee with testimony on bills related to franchise, sales and other taxes. Tomorrow the committee will hear public testimony on all the bills heard today and yesterday.
  • SB 7 by Senator Nelson
    • SB 7 provides $1.5 billion in business tax relief over the biennium by reducing the franchise tax rate by 15 percent.
    • Statement from Senator Nelson: "As a businessperson myself, I understand that the success of our state depends on the success of our businesses, and this tax relief will make it easier for businesses to continue to grow."

To watch the Senate Finance Committee hearing online, click here.

Senator Jane Nelson
Chair, Senate Finance Committee