Honorable Garnet Coleman, Chair, House Committee on County Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3485 by Coleman (Relating to the administration of certain county services and duties, including the administration of county assistance districts.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, Election Code, Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Local Government Code, Occupations Code, and Tax Code relating to administration of various county services and duties.
Additionally, the bill specifically would amend Section 387 of the Local Government Code to authorize the creation of more than one county assistance district in a county and sets out procedures for creating more than one district. The bill would also amend statutes regarding powers, duties, operations, elections, and sales and use tax change of a county assistance district. Under current statute, if an election is held and the vote is against the creation of a district, another election may not be held prior to the first anniversary of the most recent election concerning the creation. Under the proposed change in statute, one or more election may be held, and the limit on when the election could be held would be removed.
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