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BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

H.B. 2173

By: Rinaldi

Natural Resources

Committee Report (Unamended)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

Interested parties note that the codification of the enabling legislation for the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County was silent regarding what constitutes a quorum of the district's board of directors. H.B. 2173 seeks to address this issue.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

H.B. 2173 amends the Special District Local Laws Code to establish that a quorum of the board of directors of the Irving Flood Control District Section III of Dallas County consists of three directors. The bill makes the validity of an action or recommendation of the board requiring a board vote contingent on the action or recommendation being approved by a record vote taken at a meeting of the board with a quorum present and receiving at least three affirmative votes by board members. The bill provides for the validation, ratification, and confirmation of certain district actions and proceedings taken before the bill's effective date.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

On passage, or, if the bill does not receive the necessary vote, September 1, 2015.