(a) During the 7th or the 10th month of the fiscal year, as determined by the commissioners
court, the county judge, assisted by the county auditor or county clerk, shall prepare
a budget to cover all proposed expenditures of the county government for the succeeding
(b) A proposed budget that will require raising more revenue from property taxes than
in the previous year must contain a cover page with the following statement in 18-point
or larger type: “This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's
budget by (insert total dollar amount of increase and percentage increase), and of
that amount (insert amount computed by multiplying the proposed tax rate by the value
of new property added to the roll) is tax revenue to be raised from new property added
to the tax roll this year.”
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