73R6996 MI-F
          By Combs                                              H.B. No. 1962
          Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1962:
          By Combs                                          C.S.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.
    1-5        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.