Austin, Texas

                           FISCAL NOTE
                       74th Regular Session

                          April 2, 1995

 TO:     Honorable Curtis Seidlits, Chair       IN RE:  House Bill No. 3054
         Committee on State Affairs                     By: Junell
         House of Representatives
         Austin, Texas

FROM: John Keel, Director

In response to your request for a Fiscal Note on House Bill No.
3054 (Relating to the creation of crime control and prevention
districts in certain municipalities; authorizing certain taxes.)
this office has determined the following:

The bill would add Article 2370-c-5 to Title 44, Revised
Statutes, authorizing a municipality with a population of more
than 75,000 to create a crime control and prevention district and
levy a sales and use tax for the purpose of financing the
operation of a district, subject to a confirmation election by a
majority of voters in the district.  A district could not contain
more than one municipality.

A municipality would not be allowed to adopt a sales and use tax
for a crime control and prevention district if it would result in
a combined local sales and use tax rate of more than two percent
in any location in the district.  A district would not be
authorized to issue bonds.

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The fiscal implication to  units of local government cannot be

Source:   Comptroller of Public Accounts
          LBB Staff: JK, SM, DF