By:  Gallegos                                         S.B. No. 1859

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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

                                       AN ACT

 1-1     relating to changing the status of areas within municipal

 1-2     boundaries for inclusion in industrial districts.


 1-4           SECTION 1.  Section 43.136, Local Government Code, is amended

 1-5     by adding a new subsection (h) to read as follows:

 1-6           (h)  If the governing body determines that an area previously

 1-7     annexed for general purposes is, or ever was, eligible to be

 1-8     designated for limited purpose annexation under the criteria set

 1-9     out in Subsection (b), the governing body may, by ordinance, change

1-10     the status of that area from general purpose annexed area to

1-11     limited purpose annexed area governed by this section, if:

1-12                 (1)  the owner of the affected area petitions for the

1-13     change in status, and

1-14                 (2)  the governing body provides for inclusion of the

1-15     affected area in an industrial district as provided in Subsection

1-16     (g) or other applicable law.

1-17     This subsection is wholly sufficient and independent authority for

1-18     changing the status of such areas and for including them in an

1-19     industrial district.  This subsection applies notwithstanding any

1-20     prohibition, limitation or procedural requirement in any other

1-21     state law, charter or ordinance.

 2-1           SECTION 2.  The change in law made by Section 1 of this Act

 2-2     applies to areas heretofore or hereafter annexed for general

 2-3     purposes.

 2-4           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the

 2-5     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an

 2-6     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the

 2-7     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several

 2-8     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,

 2-9     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its

2-10     passage, and it is so enacted.