Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
|Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$212,749,100|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Texas Constitution, Article 4|
|Assumed office:||January 2, 2015|
|Other Texas Executive Offices|
|Governor • Lieutenant Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Comptroller • Auditor • Education Commissioner • Agriculture Commissioner • Insurance Commissioner • Land Commissioner • Workforce Commission • Public Utility Commission • Railroad Commission|
The current state comptroller is Glenn Hegar (R). He was first elected to the office on November 4, 2014. Hegar, a former state senator, replaced Susan Combs (R) when he was sworn into office on January 2, 2015.
|The Executive Department of the State shall consist of a Governor, who shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the State, a Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of the General Land Office, and Attorney General.|
There are no specific qualifications for this position.
- Property Tax Assistance Division:
The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) conducts and publishes a biennial property value study (PVS), of all school districts and county appraisal districts.
- Criminal Investigation Division:
The Criminal Investigation Division is to deter intentional criminal conduct against the state tax laws administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
- Strategic Sourcing Divison:
The Strategic Sourcing and Contract Monitoring Division employs sound and tested business methodologies to establish enterprise contracts that result in increased quality and service; reduced total cost of goods and services; improved relationships with contracted vendors; simplification of the requisition-through-payment process.
The comptroller is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the state. The office of comptroller pays bills, writes checks, and manages the books for the multi-billion dollar business of Texas state government.
- Taxes-The Texas Comptroller's office serves the state by collecting more than 60 separate taxes, fees and assessments
- Education-The Comptroller's office administers the state's 529 plans and promotes local economic growth by identifying and fostering work force development initiatives across the state.
- Revenue Estimates-The Comptrollers office produces the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) before each session of the Texas Legislature. The report gives the Legislature a formal estimate of future available funds so that a budget may be made. The most recent BRE was published in 2011.
The comptroller is elected every four years to a four-year term. These elections take place during federal midterm elections (i.e. 2018, 2022, 2026 and 2030).
|Texas Comptroller, 2014|
|Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.|
To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of Texas Comptroller, Click [show] to expand the section.
- See also: Texas state budget and finances
The budget for the Comptroller of Public Accounts in Fiscal Year 2013 was $ 212,749,100.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2010, the comptroller was paid $150,000, according to the Texas Tribune.
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PO Box 13528, Capitol Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3528
- Phone: 1-800-531-5441
- The Observer, "Glenn Hegar sworn in as new Texas Comptroller," January 2, 2015
- 2011 BRE
- Legislative Reference Library of Texas , "General Appropriations Act for the 2012-2013 Biennium," accessed April 6, 2013 (dead link)
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed December 8, 2014
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 28, 2014
- The Texas Tribune, Government Sallaries