By Jones of Lubbock H.B. No. 3670
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the election and qualifications of directors of the
1-3 Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Sections 3.1 and 3.2, Chapter 1149, Acts of the
1-6 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, are amended to read as
1-8 Sec. 3.1. (a) The district's powers shall be exercised by a
1-9 board of five directors. One director shall be elected from each
1-10 commissioners precinct in Lubbock County, and one director shall be
1-11 elected from the district at large.
1-12 (b) To serve as director from a commissioners precinct, a
1-13 director must be a resident of that precinct, and to serve as
1-14 director at large, the director must be a resident of Lubbock
1-16 (c) On the first Saturday in May 2002, an election shall be
1-17 held in the district to elect five directors. Directors elected
1-18 from commissioners precincts 1 and 3 shall serve two-year terms,
1-19 and directors elected from commissioners precincts 2 and 4 and from
1-20 the district at large shall serve four-year terms.
1-21 (d) Until the initial board of directors is elected under
1-22 Subsection (c) of this section and has qualified, the persons
1-23 serving as directors of the district on September 1, 2001, shall
1-24 continue to serve as directors of the district.
2-1 (e) After the election held under Subsection (c) of this
2-2 section, an election shall be held on the first Saturday in May of
2-3 each even-numbered year to elect directors to the appropriate
2-4 positions on the board. [
Each of the directors serving on the
2-5 effective date of this Act shall serve for the term for which he
2-6 was elected. Subsequent directors shall be elected as provided by
2-7 Chapter 51, Water Code, and the Election Code.]
2-8 Sec. 3.2. Except as provided by Section 3.1(c) of this Act,
2-9 [ The] directors are elected [ at large from within the district] for
2-10 four-year staggered [ four year] terms.
2-11 SECTION 2. (a) The proper and legal notice of the intention
2-12 to introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this
2-13 Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a
2-14 copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies,
2-15 officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished
2-16 by the constitution and other laws of this state, including the
2-17 governor, who has submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Natural
2-18 Resource Conservation Commission.
2-19 (b) The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission has
2-20 filed its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor,
2-21 lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives
2-22 within the required time.
2-23 (c) All requirements of the constitution and laws of this
2-24 state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect
2-25 to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act are fulfilled
2-26 and accomplished.
2-27 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.