H.B. No. 737
  relating to the East Montgomery County Improvement District.
         SECTION 1.  Section 3846.001(3), Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (3)  "Venue" means:
                     (A)  an arena, coliseum, stadium, or other type of
  area or facility:
                           (i)  that is used or is planned for use for
  one or more professional or amateur sports events, community
  events, or other sports events, including rodeos, livestock shows,
  agricultural expositions, promotional events, and other civic or
  charitable events; and
                           (ii)  for which a fee for admission to the
  events is charged or is planned to be charged; or
                     (B)  a convention center facility or related
  improvement such as a convention center, civic center, civic center
  building, civic center hotel, auditorium, theater, opera house,
  music hall, exhibition hall, rehearsal hall, park, zoological park,
  museum, aquarium, tourist development area along an inland
  waterway, or plaza.
         SECTION 2.  Section 3846.155(c), Special District Local Laws
  Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 3.  (a) The 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
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 313,
  Government Code.
         (b)  The governor, one of the required recipients, has
  submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality.
         (c)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has filed
  its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor,
  lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives
  within the required time.
         (d)  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.
         (e)  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.  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, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 737 was passed by the House on May 13,
  2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 737 was passed by the Senate on May
  25, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________