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Elementary and Primary Education
Galveston ISD Board of Trustees
by Garrett Bryce
Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Galveston Independent School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the taxation of goods-in-transit.

“The 82nd Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1, amending Section 11.253, and through the amendment has narrowed the definition of goods-in-transit,” Chief Financial Officer David Dworsky said. “The exemption now only relates to those goods being stored.”

The bill also requires that taxing entities wishing to tax the newly defined goods-in-transit, then it must vote to do so, said Dworsky.

The vote enables the district to levy personal property taxes on those items.

The school board voted to approve litigation fees, not to exceed $10,000 in the first year, for Haynes & Boone law firm.

The school board voted to approve purchase amounting to $25,000 or more.

All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present.  Agenda




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