1-1 By: Combs (Senate Sponsor - Barrientos) H.B. No. 1962 1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House April 20, 1993; 1-3 April 21, 1993, read first time and referred to Committee on 1-4 Natural Resources; May 10, 1993, reported adversely, with favorable 1-5 Committee Substitute by the following vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0; 1-6 May 10, 1993, sent to printer.) 1-7 COMMITTEE VOTE 1-8 Yea Nay PNV Absent 1-9 Sims x 1-10 Truan x 1-11 Armbrister x 1-12 Barrientos x 1-13 Bivins x 1-14 Brown x 1-15 Carriker x 1-16 Lucio x 1-17 Montford x 1-18 Ratliff x 1-19 Shelley x 1-20 COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR H.B. No. 1962 By: Barrientos 1-21 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-22 AN ACT 1-23 relating to adding land to a municipal utility district by petition 1-24 of landowner. 1-25 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-26 SECTION 1. Section 54.711, Water Code, is amended to read as 1-27 follows: 1-28 Sec. 54.711. ADDING LAND BY PETITION OF LANDOWNER. (a) The 1-29 owner or owners of land contiguous to the district or otherwise may 1-30 file with the board a petition requesting that there be included in 1-31 the district the land described in the petition by metes and bounds 1-32 or by lot and block number if there is a recorded plat of the area 1-33 to be included in the district. 1-34 (b) Notwithstanding Section 54.016 of this code or the terms 1-35 and provisions regarding annexation of additional lands to the 1-36 district in a municipality's written consent to creation and 1-37 inclusion of land within a district, a district may add land 1-38 covered by a petition under this section if: 1-39 (1) none of the land is, in whole or in part, within 1-40 the boundaries of the Barton Springs-Edwards Underground 1-41 Conservation District; 1-42 (2) none of the land is in the corporate limits of the 1-43 municipality; 1-44 (3) the district's service will provide for the 1-45 integration and extension of the existing water, wastewater, 1-46 drainage, and park systems of the added land in a more compatible 1-47 manner than if the land were not added and served by the district; 1-48 (4) the district's economic condition is improved by 1-49 the development of the added land; 1-50 (5) the district has sufficient water, wastewater, and 1-51 drainage facilities to serve the added land without increasing its 1-52 total bonding authority; 1-53 (6) the district has a certified assessed value in 1-54 excess of $150,000,000 and has issued more than 75 percent of the 1-55 aggregate value of the bonds initially authorized by the voters; 1-56 (7) the district is greater than 750 acres in area and 1-57 the land to be added is contiguous to the district; and 1-58 (8) the petitioners and the district have entered into 1-59 an agreement concerning the addition of the land and reimbursement. 1-60 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1993. 1-61 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-62 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-63 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-64 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-65 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended. 1-66 * * * * * 1-67 Austin, 1-68 Texas 2-1 May 10, 1993 2-2 Hon. Bob Bullock 2-3 President of the Senate 2-4 Sir: 2-5 We, your Committee on Natural Resources to which was referred H.B. 2-6 No. 1962, have had the same under consideration, and I am 2-7 instructed to report it back to the Senate with the recommendation 2-8 that it do not pass, but that the Committee Substitute adopted in 2-9 lieu thereof do pass and be printed. 2-10 Sims, 2-11 Chairman 2-12 * * * * * 2-13 WITNESSES 2-14 No witnesses appeared on H.B. No. 1962.