SRC-SEW H.B. 3670 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research Center H.B. 3670 77R4233 SGA-DBy: Jones, Delwin (Duncan) Natural Resources 5/9/2001 Engrossed DIGEST AND PURPOSE Currently, the five directors of the Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 are elected at large from within the county for four-year staggered terms. In the interest of representative government, the citizens of Lubbock County should have a director who directly represents them. H. B. 3670 requires one director to be elected from each commissioners precinct in Lubbock County and one director to be elected from the county at large. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Sections 3.1 and 3.2, Chapter 1149, Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, as follows: Sec. 3.1. Sets forth guidelines regarding the election and qualifications of directors of the Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1. Deletes text requiring each of the directors serving on the effective date of this Act to serve for the term for which he was elected and requiring subsequent directors to be elected as provided by Chapter 51, Water Code, and the Election Code. Sec. 3.2. Provides that, except as provided by Section 3.1(c) of this Act, directors are elected for four-year staggered terms. SECTION 2. Presents findings relating to procedural requirements. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 2001.