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H.B. 2138


By: Dutton (Ellis)


Intergovernmental Relations










The Near Northside Management District was created during the 82nd Legislative Session to encourage economic development, employment, housing, and public safety in the district and to preserve the unique character of the area.  H.B. 2138 seeks to expand the district's boundaries of the district from Interstate 10 to Buffalo Bayou.


H.B. 2138 amends current law relating to the boundaries of the Near Northside Management District and to coordination by the district with other entities in providing projects and services.




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




SECTION 1.  Amends Section 2, Chapter 358, Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, as follows:


Sec. 2.  BOUNDARIES.  Provides that the Near Northside Management District (district) initially includes all the territory contained in a certain area that includes, in Harris County, Texas, the territory enclosed by Loop 610 as the north boundary, Lockwood Dr. as the east boundary, Buffalo Bayou as the south boundary, rather than Interstate 10 as the south boundary, and Jensen Dr. as the west boundary.


SECTION 2.  Amends Subchapter C, Chapter 3807, Special District Local Laws Code, by adding Section 3807.1041, as follows:


Sec. 3807.1041.  COORDINATION WITH NEAR NORTHSIDE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.  Requires the district, in determining the improvement projects or services the district provides in an area that is located also within the boundaries of the district, to coordinate its efforts with the efforts of the district to achieve governmental efficiency and avoid duplication of improvement projects or services.  Prohibits the district from duplicating an improvement project or service that the district provides in the same territory.


SECTION 3.  Provides that all requirements of the constitution and the laws of this state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act are fulfilled and accomplished.


SECTION 4.  Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2013.