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.
 1-5           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
 1-8     directors.
 1-9           (b)  The board and the chairman of the board are [is]
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.