By Elkins H.B. No. 2656
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the designation of pawnshops as a permitted use in
1-3 certain zoning classifications.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 211.0035(b), Local Government Code, is
1-6 amended to read as follows:
1-7 (b) For the purposes of zoning regulation and determination
1-8 of zoning district boundaries, the governing body of a municipality
1-9 shall designate pawnshops that have been licensed to transact
1-10 business by the Consumer Credit Commissioner under Chapter 371,
1-11 Finance Code, [
the Texas Pawnshop Act (Article 5069-51.01 et seq.,
1-12 Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes)] as a permitted use in one or more
1-13 zoning classifications and as a permitted use in a zoning
1-14 classification that permits the operation of:
1-15 (1) a bank, savings and loan association, or credit
1-16 union as defined by Section 341.001, Finance Code; or
1-17 (2) an authorized lender licensed under Chapter 342,
1-18 Finance Code.
1-19 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-20 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-21 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-22 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-23 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-24 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.