By:  Brown                                             S.B. No. 670
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the validation of any act, governmental proceeding,
 1-3     official, bond, or obligation of a navigation district or port
 1-4     authority.
 1-6           SECTION 1.  DEFINITION.  In this Act, "district" means a
 1-7     navigation district or port authority created under Section 52,
 1-8     Article III, or Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, or
 1-9     other public port authority.
1-10           SECTION 2.  VALIDATION.  The following are validated and
1-11     confirmed in all respects:
1-12                 (1)  any act or governmental proceeding of a district
1-13     not excepted in this Act taken before March 1, 2001, is validated
1-14     as of the date on which it occurred;
1-15                 (2)  any commissioner or other official of a district,
1-16     whether elected or appointed, who took office before the effective
1-17     date of this Act; and
1-18                 (3)  any bond or other obligation of a district
1-19     authorized before the effective date of this Act, including any
1-20     proceeding taken before the effective date of this Act that is
1-21     related to that bond or other obligation, regardless of whether the
1-22     bond or obligation is:
1-23                       (A)  payable from tax revenue or otherwise; or
1-24                       (B)  issued on or before the effective date of
1-25     this Act.
 2-1           SECTION 3.  APPLICABILITY.  (a)  Section 2 of this Act does
 2-2     not apply to:
 2-3                 (1)  an act, proceeding, commissioner, other official,
 2-4     bond, or other obligation the validity of which or of whom is the
 2-5     subject of litigation that is pending on the effective date of this
 2-6     Act;
 2-7                 (2)  an act or proceeding relating to the conveyance by
 2-8     a district of any interest in real property that had originally
 2-9     been patented or otherwise conveyed to the district by the state if
2-10     the act or proceeding by the district violated a restriction or
2-11     condition of the patent or other conveyance from the state; or
2-12                 (3)  an act or proceeding that violated Section 61.117,
2-13     Water Code.
2-14           (b)  This Act does not validate any governmental act or
2-15     proceeding that, under the law of this state at the time the act or
2-16     proceeding occurred, was a misdemeanor or a felony.
2-17           SECTION 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Act takes effect September
2-18     1, 2001.