The Texas Senate passed out the TDHCA Sunset bill this afternoon. The bill voted out adopted the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, removing endorsement letters from legislators from the statutory scoring of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit award process.
These letters have previously been discussed at Texas Housers. A floor amendment re-instituting the letters for Representatives, but not Senators, was withdrawn after discussion. In that discussion, Senator Ellis commented the legislator letters, “has become, in my judgement, a rather unseemly process.”
The discussion can be watched here:
The Senate and House versions of the bill will now go to conference to resolve the differences.