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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2021
Contact: Katie Greer
(512) 463-0112
TEXAS LEGISLATURE PASSES SUPPORT FOR RESCUE ANIMALS

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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