By: Dutton (Senate Sponsor - Ellis) H.B. No. 2138
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 10, 2013;
  May 10, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on
  Intergovernmental Relations; May 17, 2013, reported favorably by
  the following vote:  Yeas 3, Nays 0; May 17, 2013, sent to printer.)
  relating to the boundaries of the Near Northside Management
  District and to coordination by the district with other entities in
  providing projects and services.
         SECTION 1.  Section 2, Chapter 358, Acts of the 82nd
  Legislature, Regular Session, 2011, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 2.  BOUNDARIES. The Near Northside Management District
  initially includes all the territory contained in the following
  In Harris County, Texas, the territory enclosed by Loop 610 as the
  north boundary, Lockwood Dr. as the east boundary, Buffalo Bayou
  [Interstate 10] as the south boundary, and Jensen Dr. as the west
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter C, Chapter 3807, Special District
  Local Laws Code, is amended by adding Section 3807.1041 to read as
  MANAGEMENT DISTRICT. In determining the improvement projects or
  services the district provides in an area that is located also
  within the boundaries of the Near Northside Management District,
  the district shall coordinate its efforts with the efforts of the
  Near Northside Management District to achieve governmental
  efficiency and avoid duplication of improvement projects or
  services. The district may not duplicate an improvement project or
  service that the Near Northside Management District provides in the
  same territory.
         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, 2013.
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