By Lindsay S.B. No. 354
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the powers of a local government corporation.
1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-4 SECTION 1. Sections 431.101(a) and (e), Transportation Code,
1-5 are amended to read as follows:
1-6 (a) A local government corporation may be created to aid and
1-7 act on behalf of one or more local governments to accomplish any
governmental] purpose under this chapter [ of those local
1-9 governments]. To be effective, the articles of incorporation and
1-10 the bylaws of a local government corporation must be approved by
1-11 ordinance, resolution, or order adopted by the governing body of
1-12 each local government that the corporation is created to aid and
1-13 act on behalf of.
1-14 (e) A local government corporation is subject to all
1-15 statutes, codes, and other laws related to the design and
1-16 construction of projects, including the procurement of design and
1-17 construction services, that apply to the local government that
1-18 created the corporation [ Section 394.904(a), Local Government Code,
1-19 applies to property and improvements owned by a local government
1-20 corporation. Section 394.904(b) of that code applies to each
1-21 contract awarded by the local government corporation].
1-22 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
1-23 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
1-24 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
2-1 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
2-2 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.