83R16221 MEW-D
 
  By: Keffer H.B. No. 1237
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the Eastland Memorial Hospital District.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 1023.004 and 1023.052, Special District
  Local Laws Code, are amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 1023.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1.03, Chapter 221,
  Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, unless the
  boundaries of the district are expanded under Subchapter H or other
  applicable law.
         Sec. 1023.052.  NOTICE OF ELECTION. Notice [Not earlier than
  30 days or later than 10 days before the date] of an election of
  directors[, notice of the election] shall be published in
  accordance with Section 4.003, Election Code, [one time] in a
  newspaper with general circulation in the district.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 1023, Special District Local Laws Code,
  is amended by adding Subchapter H to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER H. EXPANSION OF DISTRICT TERRITORY
         Sec. 1023.401.  EXPANSION OF DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The
  district may expand its territory in the manner provided by Section
  286.101, Health and Safety Code, for the expansion of the territory
  of a hospital district created under Chapter 286, Health and Safety
  Code.
         (b)  The board shall hold an election under this section on
  the first uniform election date that allows the board sufficient
  time to comply with applicable requirements of law.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.