By Pickett                                             H.B. No. 875
       74R3340 PAM-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the appointment of members of a municipal zoning board
    1-3  of adjustment.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Sections 211.008(b) and (d), Local Government
    1-6  Code, are amended to read as follows:
    1-7        (b)  A board of adjustment must consist of at least five
    1-8  members to be appointed for terms of two years.  The governing body
    1-9  must provide the procedure for appointment.  The governing body may
   1-10  authorize each member of the governing body, including the mayor,
   1-11  to appoint one member to the board.  The appointing authority may
   1-12  remove a board member for cause, as found by the appointing
   1-13  authority, on a written charge after a public hearing.  A vacancy
   1-14  on the board shall be filled for the unexpired term.
   1-15        (d)  Each case before the board of adjustment must be heard
   1-16  by at least 80 percent of the <four> members.
   1-17        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-18  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-19  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-20  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-21  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-22  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-23  passage, and it is so enacted.