79R6936 MXM-D

By:  Wong                                                         H.B. No. 1830

relating to the notice provided for the establishment of municipal management districts. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Chapter 313, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 313.006 to read as follows: Sec. 313.006. NOTICE AND HEARING FOR LAWS ESTABLISHING MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS. (a) In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, a person who intends to apply for the passage of a law establishing a special district that incorporates a power from Chapter 375, Local Government Code, must provide notice and a hearing as provided by this section. (b) The person shall notify by mail each person who owns real property in the proposed district, according to the most recent certified tax appraisal roll for the county in which the real property is owned. The notice, properly addressed with postage paid, must be deposited with the United States Postal Service not later than the 30th day before the date on which the intended law is introduced in the legislature. (c) The notice is sufficient if it contains a statement of the general purpose and substance of the intended law and provides notice of the hearing required by Subsection (d). Notice of the particular form of the intended law or the terms used in the intended law is not required. (d) Not later than the seventh day before the date on which the intended law is introduced in the legislature, the commissioners court of each county in which the district is wholly or partly located must hold a public hearing regarding the creation of the special district. Any interested person may appear before the commissioners court in person or by attorney and offer testimony on the special district and whether the district is feasible and necessary and would benefit all or any part of the land proposed to be included in the district. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.