BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

Senate Research Center†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† H.B. 4123

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AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT

 

The 77th Legislature, created the Greater Southeast Management District due to residentsí concerns about public safety and economic decline in their area. The district is authorized to impose an ad valorem tax and issue bonds to provide certain improvements and services that will promote the economic health and vitality of the area as a community and business center and provide for the general welfare of the public.

 

As proposed, H.B. 4123 extends the territory in the Greater Southeast Management District.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.

 

SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

 

SECTION 1.  Provides that the Greater Southeast Management District is composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 1476, Acts of the 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001, enacting former Section 376.454, Local Government Code, and the territory contained in a certain area.

 

SECTION 2.  (a)† Provides that the legislature validates and confirms all governmental acts and proceedings of the Greater Southeast Management District of Harris County, including acts of the district's board of directors, that occurred before the effective date of this Act.

 

(b)  Provides that this section does not apply to any matter that on the effective date of this Act is involved in litigation if the litigation ultimately results in the matter being held invalid by a final court judgment, or has been held invalid by a final court judgment.

 

SECTION 3.  Provides that the legislature finds that proper and legal notice of the intention to introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies, officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished by the constitution and laws of this state, including the governor, who has submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), TCEQ has filed its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives within the required time,  the general law relating to consent by political subdivisions to the creation of districts with conservation, reclamation, and road powers and the inclusion of land in those districts has been complied with, and all requirements of the constitution and laws of this state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act have been fulfilled and accomplished.

 

SECTION 4.  Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2007.