H.B. No. 1962 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 in the district is, in whole or 1-19 in part, within the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards 1-20 Aquifer Conservation District; 1-21 (2) none of the land is in the corporate limits of the 1-22 municipality; 1-23 (3) the district's service will provide for the 2-1 integration and extension of the existing water, wastewater, 2-2 drainage, and park systems of the added land in a more compatible 2-3 manner than if the land were not added and served by the district; 2-4 (4) the district's economic condition is improved by 2-5 the development of the added land; 2-6 (5) the district has sufficient water, wastewater, and 2-7 drainage facilities to serve the added land without increasing its 2-8 total bonding authority; 2-9 (6) the district has a certified assessed value in 2-10 excess of $150,000,000 and has issued not more than 75 percent of 2-11 the aggregate value of the bonds initially authorized by the 2-12 voters; 2-13 (7) the district is greater than 750 acres in area and 2-14 the land to be added is contiguous to the district; and 2-15 (8) the petitioners and the district have entered into 2-16 an agreement concerning the addition of the land and reimbursement. 2-17 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-18 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-19 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-20 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-21 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-22 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-23 passage, and it is so enacted.