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Representative Spiller Files Border Security, Property Tax, and Election Bills

AUSTIN — State Representative David Spiller of Jacksboro, filed three pieces of legislation today ahead of the 88th Legislative Session. Representative Spiller’s main focus will be addressing the crisis at the border, lowering property taxes, and election integrity issues.

“As the 88th Legislative Session approaches, I am eager to get to work for my constituents. Throughout my visits and conversations in House District 68, the three biggest concerns are the border, property taxes, and election integrity issues. Texans deserve a secure border, lower property taxes, and to have more faith in the election process,” explained Representative Spiller.

  • House Bill 43 Eliminates the maintenance and operations tax for school district property taxes and replaces it with a consumption tax.
  • House Bill 52 Restores felony penalties for illegal voting and enacts civil penalties for Election Code violations.
  • House Bill 65 Increases the penalty for criminal trespass and a number of other crimes committed by illegal immigrants from a misdemeanor to a third-degree felony, resulting in providing law enforcement and courts with additional tools, enhanced punishment, and automatic deportation. 

“My staff and I are working with constituents, local officials, and state agencies to craft additional legislation. We look forward to filing these bills as they finish the drafting process with the Texas Legislative Council,” said Representative Spiller.

Representative Spiller and the other members of the Texas Legislature will convene for the 88th Texas Legislative Session on January 10, 2023. Members of the Texas House and Texas Senate may begin pre-filing bills as early as November 14, 2022.

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