By: Gallegos S.B. No. 1859 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. 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. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 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.