1-1 By: Jones of Lubbock (Senate Sponsor - Duncan) H.B. No. 3670
1-2 (In the Senate - Received from the House May 7, 2001;
1-3 May 7, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Natural
1-4 Resources; May 11, 2001, reported favorably by the following vote:
1-5 Yeas 6, Nays 0; May 11, 2001, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to the election and qualifications of directors of the
1-9 Lubbock County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1.
1-10 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-11 SECTION 1. Sections 3.1 and 3.2, Chapter 1149, Acts of the
1-12 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, are amended to read as
1-14 Sec. 3.1. (a) The district's powers shall be exercised by a
1-15 board of five directors. One director shall be elected from each
1-16 commissioners precinct in Lubbock County, and one director shall be
1-17 elected from the district at large.
1-18 (b) To serve as director from a commissioners precinct, a
1-19 director must be a resident of that precinct, and to serve as
1-20 director at large, the director must be a resident of Lubbock
1-22 (c) On the first Saturday in May 2002, an election shall be
1-23 held in the district to elect five directors. Directors elected
1-24 from commissioners precincts 1 and 3 shall serve two-year terms,
1-25 and directors elected from commissioners precincts 2 and 4 and from
1-26 the district at large shall serve four-year terms.
1-27 (d) Until the initial board of directors is elected under
1-28 Subsection (c) of this section and has qualified, the persons
1-29 serving as directors of the district on September 1, 2001, shall
1-30 continue to serve as directors of the district.
1-31 (e) After the election held under Subsection (c) of this
1-32 section, an election shall be held on the first Saturday in May of
1-33 each even-numbered year to elect directors to the appropriate
1-34 positions on the board. [
Each of the directors serving on the
1-35 effective date of this Act shall serve for the term for which he
1-36 was elected. Subsequent directors shall be elected as provided by
1-37 Chapter 51, Water Code, and the Election Code.]
1-38 Sec. 3.2. Except as provided by Section 3.1(c) of this Act,
1-39 [ The] directors are elected [ at large from within the district] for
1-40 four-year staggered [ four year] terms.
1-41 SECTION 2. (a) The proper and legal notice of the intention
1-42 to introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this
1-43 Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a
1-44 copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies,
1-45 officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished
1-46 by the constitution and other laws of this state, including the
1-47 governor, who has submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Natural
1-48 Resource Conservation Commission.
1-49 (b) The Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission has
1-50 filed its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor,
1-51 lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives
1-52 within the required time.
1-53 (c) All requirements of the constitution and laws of this
1-54 state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect
1-55 to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act are fulfilled
1-56 and accomplished.
1-57 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
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