Honorable Frank Madla, Chair, Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB177 by Brimer (Relating to the composition of a board of adjustment in certain municipalities.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Local Government Code to authorize a board of adjustment in certain municipalities to consist of one or more panels of five members each to be appointed for terms of two years. The bill would take effect immediately if it receives a two-thirds vote in both houses; otherwise, it would take effect September 1, 2005.
Current statute applies only to the city of Houston. Under the provisions of the bill, the statute would also apply to the cities of Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.