73R6996 MI-F By Combs H.B. No. 1962 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to adding land to a municipal utility district by petition 1-3 of landowner. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 54.711, Water Code, is amended to read as 1-6 follows: 1-7 Sec. 54.711. ADDING LAND BY PETITION OF LANDOWNER. (a) The 1-8 owner or owners of land contiguous to the district or otherwise may 1-9 file with the board a petition requesting that there be included in 1-10 the district the land described in the petition by metes and bounds 1-11 or by lot and block number if there is a recorded plat of the area 1-12 to be included in the district. 1-13 (b) Notwithstanding Section 54.016 of this code or the terms 1-14 and provisions regarding annexation of additional lands to the 1-15 district in a municipality's written consent to creation and 1-16 inclusion of land within a district, a district may add land 1-17 covered by a petition under this section if: 1-18 (1) none of the land is in the corporate limits of the 1-19 municipality; 1-20 (2) the district's service will provide for the 1-21 integration and extension of the existing water, wastewater, 1-22 drainage, and park systems of the added land in a more compatible 1-23 manner than if the land were not added and served by the district; 2-1 (3) the district's economic condition is improved by 2-2 the development of the added land; 2-3 (4) the district has sufficient water, wastewater, and 2-4 drainage facilities to serve the added land without increasing its 2-5 total bonding authority; 2-6 (5) the district has a certified assessed value in 2-7 excess of $150,000,000 and has issued more than 75 percent of the 2-8 aggregate value of the bonds initially authorized by the voters; 2-9 (6) the district is greater than 750 acres in area and 2-10 the land to be added is contiguous to the district; and 2-11 (7) the petitioners and the district have entered into 2-12 an agreement concerning the addition of the land and reimbursement. 2-13 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1993. 2-14 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 2-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.