By Combs H.B. No. 1962 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to adding land by Petition of Landowner. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Section 54.711 of the Texas Water Code is amended 1-5 to read as follows: 1-6 (a) The owner of owners of land contiguous to the district 1-7 or otherwise may file with the board a petition requesting that 1-8 there be included in the district the land described in the 1-9 petition by metes and bounds or by lot and block number if there is 1-10 a recorded plat of the area to be included in the District. 1-11 (b) The provision of Section 54.016 (subsection (a) through 1-12 (h)) of this chapter and any terms and provisions regarding 1-13 annexation of additional lands to the district in a city's written 1-14 consent to creation and inclusion of land within a district 1-15 notwithstanding, a district may annex land according to the method 1-16 described in Sections 54.711 - 54.715 of this code when the 1-17 following conditions exist: 1-18 (1) none of the land is within the corporate limits of 1-19 the city; 1-20 (2) the service extended by the district to the 1-21 annexed land provides for the integration and extension of the 1-22 existing water, wastewater, drainage and park systems in a more 1-23 compatible manner than would otherwise be established if the land 2-1 were not annexed and served by the district; 2-2 (3) the district's economic condition is improved by 2-3 the development of the annexed area; 2-4 (4) the district has sufficient water, wastewater and 2-5 drainage facilities to serve the annexed area without increasing 2-6 its total bonding authority; 2-7 (5) the district has a certified assessed value in 2-8 excess of $150,000,000 and has at least 25% of its initial voter 2-9 authorized bonds unissued; 2-10 (6) the district is greater than 750 acres in area and 2-11 the land to be annexed is contiguous to the district; and 2-12 (7) the petitioners and the district have entered into 2-13 an annexation and reimbursement agreement. 2-14 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1993. 2-15 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 2-16 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-17 emergency and an imperative public necessity such that the 2-18 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-19 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.