AUSTIN— Today the Texas Legislature passed SB 197 by Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, helping more pets find forever homes.
"Pets are a part of our families. Before we can adopt them, animals are often given temporary shelter by rescue organizations," Senator Nelson said. "Passing SB 197 supports our local rescue groups and helps connect more animals to people who will love and care for them."
Currently the Tax Code exempts organizations that operate an animal shelter facility from collecting sales tax. SB 197 extends that same exemption to rescue groups that operate through a network of foster homes rather than a facility
SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12,including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
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