By Elkins H.B. No. 3468
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A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the appointment of directors and chairman of the board
1-3 of directors of a sports and community venue district.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 335.031 of the Texas Local Government
1-6 Code is amended to read as follows:
1-7 (a) A district is governed by a board of at least four
1-9 (b) The board and the chairman of the board are [
1-10 appointed by the city council [ mayors] or commissioners court
1-11 [ county judges,] or both as appropriate, of the political
1-12 subdivisions that create the district in accordance with the
1-13 concurrent order.
1-14 (c) Directors serve staggered two-year terms. A director
1-15 may be removed by the appointing city council [ mayor] or
1-16 commissioners court [ county judge] at any time without cause.
1-17 Successor directors are appointed in the same manner as the
1-18 original appointees.
1-19 (d) To qualify to serve as a director, a person must be a
1-20 resident of the appointing political subdivision. An employee,
1-21 officer, or member of the governing body of the appointing
2-1 political subdivision may serve as a director, but may not have a
2-2 personal interest in a contract executed by the district other than
2-3 as an employee, officer, or member of the governing body of the
2-4 political subdivision.
2-5 SECTION 2. In the concurrent order creating any such
2-6 district, the commissioners court stands in the place of the county
2-7 judge and the city council stands in the place of the mayor
2-8 regarding powers of appointment of directors and the chairman of
2-9 the board of directors.
2-10 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
2-11 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the
2-12 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-13 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-14 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-15 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.