77R12553 JAT-F                           
         By Dukes                                              H.B. No. 2970
         Substitute the following for H.B. No. 2970:
         By Chisum                                         C.S.H.B. No. 2970
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to hearing requirements for an application to develop land
 1-3     over a closed municipal solid waste landfill.
 1-5           SECTION 1. Section 361.534, Health and Safety Code, is
 1-6     amended to read as follows:
 1-7           Sec. 361.534.  PERMIT HEARING. (a)  The commission shall set
 1-8     a hearing on [to be held not later than the 30th day after the date
 1-9     that the commission receives] an application under this subchapter.
1-10           (b)  The applicant [commission by mail shall notify the
1-11     applicant of the date, time, and place of the hearing not later
1-12     than the 15th day before the date of the hearing. The commission]
1-13     shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper that is
1-14     generally circulated in each county in which the property proposed
1-15     for development is located.  The published notice must appear at
1-16     least once a week for the two weeks before the date of the hearing.
1-17           SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-18     a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-19     provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
1-20     Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
1-21     Act takes effect September 1, 2001.