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Gov. Perry suspends hotel and motel taxes for 14 days

Wednesday, September 10, 2008  •  Proclamation


I, RICK PERRY, Governor of the State of Texas, did issue an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on September 8, 2008, which certifies that Hurricane Ike poses a threat of imminent disaster along the Texas Coast and in specified Texas counties.

WHEREFORE, the threat of imminent disaster caused by Hurricane Ike is creating a temporary housing emergency in the State of Texas.

THEREFORE, in accordance with the Emergency Disaster Proclamation and with the authority vested in me by Section 418.020 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby suspend the collection of all state and local hotel and motel taxes under Chapters 156, 351 and 352 of the Texas Tax Code from the victims of Hurricane Ike for a period of 14 days, beginning September 8, 2008.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto signed my name and have officially caused the Seal of State to be affixed at my Office in the City of Austin, Texas, this the 11th day of September, 2008. 



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Secretary of State


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