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.
   1-26        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.
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   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
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   2-13                               WITNESSES
   2-14  No witnesses appeared on H.B. No. 1962.