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.
    1-4        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.