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AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT
S.B. 2047 amends the Special District Local Laws Code to make statutory municipal utility district provisions relating to the enforcement of a real property restriction applicable to the Harris County Improvement District No. 17. The bill dissolves the district's board of directors on the later of June 1, 2015, or the bill's effective date. The bill reconstitutes the district's board of directors on the bill's effective date, names the directors, and provides for the directors' terms and for the appointment of successor directors. The bill adds specified territory to the district.
This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.
SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS
SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter C, Chapter 3891, Special District Local Laws Code, by adding Section 3891.109, as follows:
Sec. 3891.109. ENFORCEMENT OF REAL PROPERTY RESTRICTIONS. Provides that Section 54.237 (Enforcement of Real Property Restrictions), Water Code, applies to the district.
SECTION 2. (a) Provides that on the later of June 1, 2015, or the effective date of this Act, the board of directors of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17 is dissolved.
(b) Provides that on the effective date of this Act, the board of directors of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17 is reconstituted and is composed of the following directors:
Pos. No. Name of Director
1 James F. Wine
2 Joe Bullard
3 C. Laurence Allen Jr.
4 Daniel Dodson
5 Kendrick A. James
(c) Provides that the terms of the directors in positions 1, 2, and 3 expire June 1, 2017.
(d) Provides that the terms of the directors in positions 4 and 5 expire June 1, 2019.
(e) Requires the Harris County Commissioners Court to appoint successor directors as provided by Section 3891.052, Special District Local Laws Code.
SECTION 3. Sets forth the boundaries of the territory added to the territory of the Harris County Improvement District No. 17.
SECTION 4. Provides that 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 5. Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2015.