Sen Bettencourt’s SB 1 to lower school district M&O property taxes passes unanimously to full Senate September 29, 2021 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints Austin – SB 1, a priority of Lt. Governor Dan Patrick in the third Legislative Special Session, was passed out of the Senate Finance Committee once again (14-0), and provides at least $2 billion (and up to $4 billion) towards lowering school district maintenance property tax rates for taxpayers in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!