By Hartnett H.B. No. 3145 Line and page numbers may not match official copy. Bill not drafted by TLC or Senate E&E. A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to contracts between municipalities and the Trinity River 1-3 Authority for the treatment of sewage effluent. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Section 402.023(e), Local Government Code, is 1-6 amended to read as follows: 1-7 (e) The authority becomes owner of sewage accepted by it for 1-8 transportation and treatment and is solely responsible for the 1-9 proper treatment and disposal of the sewage and the effluent, with 1-10 the exception of sewage derived from water that originates from 1-11 outside of the Trinity River Basin. A contracting municipality is 1-12 immune from liability for any improper treatment or disposal of the 1-13 sewage or effluent. A municipality is not entitled to credit of 1-14 any type, either in the exchange of water, money, or other 1-15 consideration, for any effluent delivered to the authority. Such 1-16 an exchange or sale may not be made a condition to any contract 1-17 under this section. 1-18 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.