By Gutierrez H.B. No. 1051 75R625 JRD-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to requiring that proposed real property transactions 1-3 between governmental bodies must be deliberated in an open meeting. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 551.072, Government Code, is amended to 1-6 read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 551.072. DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY; CLOSED 1-8 MEETING. (a) A governmental body may conduct a closed meeting to 1-9 deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property 1-10 if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect 1-11 on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a 1-12 third person. 1-13 (b) Subsection (a) does not apply if each party to the 1-14 proposed purchase, exchange, or lease is a governmental body. 1-15 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997. The 1-16 change in law made by this Act applies only to a meeting conducted 1-17 on or after September 1, 1997. A meeting conducted before 1-18 September 1, 1997, is covered by the law in effect when the meeting 1-19 was conducted, and the former law is continued in effect for that 1-20 purpose. For purposes of this section, a meeting was conducted 1-21 before September 1, 1997, if any part of the meeting was conducted 1-22 before that date. 1-23 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-24 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-1 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-2 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-3 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.