By Geren H.B. No. 1808 77R7273 T A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the authority of the Tarrant Regional Water District, A 1-3 Water Control and Improvement District, to generate and purchase 1-4 water power and electric energy and to acquire and dispose of 1-5 facilities for those purposes. 1-6 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-7 SECTION 1. Chapter 340, Acts of the 51st Legislature, Regular 1-8 Session, 1949 (Article 8280-207, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is 1-9 amended by adding Article 8280-207(c) to read as follows: 1-10 SECTION 1. The District, in addition to any other powers 1-11 granted by law, may: 1-12 (a) develop, generate, transmit, or distribute water power 1-13 and electric energy within the District's service area for its own 1-14 use; 1-15 (b) purchase electric energy from any available source for 1-16 use at a facility the District owns, operates, or maintains within 1-17 the District's service area irrespective of whether customer choice 1-18 as defined by Section 31.002(4) of the Texas Utilities Code is 1-19 offered in the area in which the District's facility is located; 1-20 (c) acquire, install, construct, finance, operate, make an 1-21 addition to, own, or operate an electric energy generating, 1-22 transmission, or distribution facility or enter into an agreement 1-23 to jointly do so with another person; or 1-24 (d) sell or otherwise dispose of any of the District's 2-1 interest in a jointly owned facility described by Subsection (c) of 2-2 this section. 2-3 SECTION 2. The District's service area is defined as any 2-4 territory in which the District has facilities for the storage, 2-5 conveyance, or distribution of water. 2-6 SECTION 3. This Act does not affect the applicability of 2-7 Title 2, Utilities Code, to the District or to actions of the 2-8 District. 2-9 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect January 1, 2002.