By: Gallego H.B. No. 3397
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3397:
By: Allen of Dallas C.S.H.B. No. 3397
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the authority of certain political subdivisions to
develop a parks and recreation system under the law governing
sports and community venue projects.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 334, Local Government
Code, is amended by adding Section 334.008 to read as follows:
Sec. 334.008. PARKS AND RECREATION SYSTEM AS VENUE PROJECT:
CERTAIN COUNTIES. (a) A county that has a population of less than
2,000 and that contains no incorporated territory of a municipality
may provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment,
development, construction, or renovation of a county parks and
recreation system as a venue project under this chapter.
(b) The venue project authorized by Subsection (a)
(1) improvements or additions to the county parks and
recreation system; and
(2) an area or facility that is part of the county
parks and recreation system.
(c) To the extent that a provision of this chapter,
including Sections 334.024(f), 334.1015, and 334.2515, applies to a
venue project that is a municipal parks and recreation system or
facility, those provisions apply to a venue project authorized by
this section, and references to a municipality are considered
references to a county.
(d) A county that authorizes a venue project described by
this section maintains the authority granted under this section
even if at a later time a part of the county becomes incorporated in
SECTION 2. Subchapter C, Chapter 334, Local Government
Code, is amended by adding Section 334.045 to read as follows:
Sec. 334.045. SALE OR LEASE OF PUBLIC SQUARE OR MUNICIPAL
PARK. Section 253.001(b) does not apply to the sale or lease of a
public square or municipal park for the acquisition, establishment,
development, construction, or renovation of an approved venue
SECTION 3. 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.