By:  Brimer                                                       S.B. No. 177
	(In the Senate - Filed January 12, 2005; February 1, 2005, 
read first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental 
Relations; February 28, 2005, reported adversely, with favorable 
Committee Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 4, Nays 0; 
February 28, 2005, sent to printer.)

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 177                                    By:  Brimer

relating to the composition of a board of adjustment in certain municipalities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subsections (a) and (b), Section 211.014, Local Government Code, are amended to read as follows: (a) This section applies only to a municipality with a population of 500,000 [1.18 million] or more. (b) A board of adjustment shall consist of one or more panels of at least five members each to be appointed for terms of two years. If more than one panel of the board is appointed, the board consists of the regular members of all of the panels. The board may adopt rules for the assignment of appeals to a panel. 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.
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