S.B. No. 1162
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws
  concerning water and wastewater special districts, including
  conforming amendments.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
  ARTICLE 1. NONSUBSTANTIVE REVISION OF LOCAL LAWS
         SECTION 1.01.  Subtitle A, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapters 6610, 6611, 6612, 6613, and
  6614 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 6610.  SAN PATRICIO COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6610.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6610.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6610.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PURPOSE
  Sec. 6610.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY
  Sec. 6610.005.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
  Sec. 6610.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS
  Sec. 6610.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
  Sec. 6610.053.  DIRECTOR'S BOND
  Sec. 6610.054.  COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 6610.055.  BOARD VACANCY
  Sec. 6610.056.  BOARD MEETINGS
  Sec. 6610.057.  DISTRICT OFFICE
  Sec. 6610.058.  DISTRICT EMPLOYEES
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6610.101.  GENERAL POWERS
  Sec. 6610.102.  GENERAL RECLAMATION AND DRAINAGE POWERS
  Sec. 6610.103.  ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY; EMINENT DOMAIN
  Sec. 6610.104.  CONSTRUCTION ON PUBLIC LAND
  Sec. 6610.105.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY
  Sec. 6610.106.  DISPOSAL OF DISTRICT PROPERTY
  Sec. 6610.107.  DISPOSAL OF IMPOUNDED WATER
  Sec. 6610.108.  CONTRACTS AND COOPERATION WITH STATE
                   AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS
  Sec. 6610.109.  ARRANGEMENTS WITH UNITED STATES
  SUBCHAPTER D.  GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6610.151.  DISBURSEMENT OF MONEY 
  Sec. 6610.152.  ACCOUNTS, CONTRACTS, AND OTHER RECORDS;
                   PUBLIC INSPECTION 
  Sec. 6610.153.  FILING OF COPIES OF AUDIT REPORT 
  Sec. 6610.154.  DEPOSITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER E. TAXES
  Sec. 6610.201.  AD VALOREM TAX FOR MAINTENANCE AND
                   OPERATION
  Sec. 6610.202.  ELECTION FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION
                   TAX 
  Sec. 6610.203.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
  Sec. 6610.204.  CERTIFICATION OF TAX RATE
  SUBCHAPTER F. BONDS
  Sec. 6610.251.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS; TAXES FOR
                   BONDS
  Sec. 6610.252.  FORM OF BONDS
  Sec. 6610.253.  MATURITY
  Sec. 6610.254.  ELECTION REQUIRED
  Sec. 6610.255.  USE OF BOND PROCEEDS
  CHAPTER 6610.  SAN PATRICIO COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6610.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Commissioners court" means the San Patricio
  County Commissioners Court.
               (3)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (4)  "District" means the San Patricio County Drainage
  District. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6610.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district created under Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, to provide drainage for the
  district and reclamation and drainage of the district's overflowed
  lands and other lands needing drainage.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  187, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PURPOSE. (a)  All
  property in the district and in this state will benefit from the
  district, the improvements and facilities acquired or constructed
  under this chapter, and all the provisions of this chapter.
         (b)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Secs. 1 (part), 17.)
         Sec. 6610.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY.  The district's
  boundaries are coextensive with the boundaries of San Patricio
  County unless the district's territory has been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (2)  other law. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 1
  (part); New.)
         Sec. 6610.005.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This
  chapter shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes. (Acts
  61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 16.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
         Sec. 6610.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The board
  consists of five directors appointed by the commissioners court as
  follows:
               (1)  one director appointed from each county
  commissioners precinct; and
               (2)  one director appointed from the county at large.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered two-year terms, with the
  terms of two directors expiring on January 31 of each even-numbered
  year and the terms of three directors expiring on January 31 of each
  odd-numbered year.
         (c)  In January of each year, the commissioners court shall
  appoint directors to succeed directors whose term of office will
  expire January 31.  The appointed directors' terms begin on
  February 1 of that year.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 4
  (part).)
         Sec. 6610.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE. (a)  A director
  must:
               (1)  be at least 18 years of age;
               (2)  be a resident of this state; and
               (3)  own land subject to taxation in the district.
         (b)  A director appointed from a county commissioners
  precinct must be a resident of the precinct for which the director
  is appointed.
         (c)  A person is not eligible to serve as a director if the
  person owes delinquent taxes to San Patricio County.  (Acts 61st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 4 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.053.  DIRECTOR'S BOND. (a)  Each director shall
  furnish a bond for $5,000 payable to the district and conditioned on
  faithful performance of the director's duties.
         (b)  The bonds must be submitted to the commissioners court
  for approval. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 4 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.054.  COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS.  (a)  Each
  director shall receive compensation as set by the commissioners
  court in an amount not to exceed the sum of $2,400 in any one
  calendar year.
         (b)  In all areas of conflict with Subsection (a) of this
  section, Section 49.060, Water Code, takes precedence.
         (c)  A director's compensation may be increased as
  authorized by Section 49.060, Water Code, by resolution adopted by
  the board in accordance with Subsection (e) of that section on or
  after September 1, 1995.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 8
  (part); New.)
         Sec. 6610.055.  BOARD VACANCY. If a vacancy occurs in the
  office of director, the commissioners court shall appoint a
  director for the unexpired term. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187,
  Sec. 4 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.056.  BOARD MEETINGS. (a)  The board shall hold
  regular meetings at least once each calendar month at times
  prescribed by order adopted by the board.
         (b)  The board shall hold special meetings when called by the
  board president or by any two other directors.  The board secretary
  shall give written notice of a special meeting to each director.  A
  director may waive the notice. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec.
  5 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.057.  DISTRICT OFFICE. The board shall designate
  the location of the district's principal office at any place within
  the district.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 6 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.058.  DISTRICT EMPLOYEES.  (a)  The board shall
  set the compensation of the general manager, attorneys, engineers,
  and all other employees of the district.
         (b)  The board shall set the term and time of employment of
  all employees of the district and the method by which an employee
  may be discharged.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 8 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6610.101.  GENERAL POWERS. (a)  The district has the
  powers of government and may exercise the rights, privileges, and
  functions provided under this chapter.
         (b)  The district may perform any act necessary or proper to
  carry out a district purpose. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Secs.
  1 (part), 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.102.  GENERAL RECLAMATION AND DRAINAGE POWERS.
  The district may:
               (1)  devise plans and construct works to lessen and
  control floods and excess water;
               (2)  reclaim land in the district;
               (3)  provide drainage facilities and improvements for
  the reclamation and drainage of the overflowed land and other land
  in the district that needs drainage;
               (4)  acquire and construct properties, facilities, and
  improvements inside or outside the district that in the judgment of
  the board are necessary to lessen and control floods in the district
  or to facilitate drainage and reclamation of land in the district;
               (5)  remove natural or artificial obstructions from
  streams and watercourses; and
               (6)  clean, straighten, widen, and maintain streams,
  watercourses, and drainage ditches. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.103.  ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY; EMINENT DOMAIN.
  (a)  The district, by gift, devise, purchase, lease, or
  condemnation, may acquire an easement, right-of-way, or other
  property needed to carry on the work of the district.
         (b)  The district may exercise the power of eminent domain.
  Procedures with reference to condemnation, the assessment and
  estimation of damages, payment, appeal, and entrance on property
  pending appeal, and all other procedures prescribed by Chapter 21,
  Property Code, apply to the district.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.104.  CONSTRUCTION ON PUBLIC LAND. (a)  The
  district may construct, acquire, own, and operate works, ditches,
  canals, or other improvements over, across, through, under, or
  along:
               (1)  a public stream, canal, road, or highway; or
               (2)  land belonging to this state.
         (b)  A plan for an improvement under Subsection (a) on a
  state highway is subject to the approval of the Texas Department of
  Transportation.
         (c)  A plan for an improvement under Subsection (a) on Texas
  Department of Criminal Justice land is subject to the approval of
  the Texas Board of Criminal Justice.
         (d)  A plan for an improvement of a public water supply canal
  or public stream under Subsection (a) is subject to the approval of
  the state or federal agency that has jurisdiction over or that owns
  the public water supply canal or stream. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.105.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the district's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power makes necessary
  the relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade
  of, or altering the construction of a railroad, the necessary
  action shall be accomplished at the sole expense of the district.
  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.106.  DISPOSAL OF DISTRICT PROPERTY. (a)  The
  district may sell, trade, or otherwise dispose of property or a
  property right that is no longer needed for a district purpose.
         (b)  District land that adjoins privately owned land shall
  revert to the adjoining landowner when no longer needed for a
  district purpose. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.107.  DISPOSAL OF IMPOUNDED WATER. The district
  may sell or otherwise dispose of any water impounded by a district
  improvement under conditions, contracts, and terms determined by
  the board, subject to the approval of any other political
  subdivision that has been granted rights to the water before May 13,
  1969.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.108.  CONTRACTS AND COOPERATION WITH STATE AND
  POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS. The district may cooperate and contract
  with an agency or political subdivision of this state to carry out a
  district purpose. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.109.  ARRANGEMENTS WITH UNITED STATES. (a)  The
  district may cooperate with, contract with, or receive a grant,
  loan, or advancement from the United States to carry out a district
  power or to further a district purpose.
         (b)  The district may contribute to the United States in
  connection with any project that is undertaken by the United States
  and affects or relates to a district purpose. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 10 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER D.  GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6610.151.  DISBURSEMENT OF MONEY. The district may
  disburse its money only by a check, draft, order, or other written
  instrument signed by a person authorized to sign the instrument by
  board order or resolution. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 7
  (part).)
         Sec. 6610.152.  ACCOUNTS, CONTRACTS, AND OTHER RECORDS;
  PUBLIC INSPECTION. (a)  The board shall keep complete and accurate
  accounts conforming to approved methods of bookkeeping.
         (b)  The accounts and all contracts, documents, and records
  of the district shall be maintained at a place or places in the
  district designated by the board.
         (c)  All contracts, documents, and records of the district
  shall be open for public inspection at all reasonable times.  (Acts
  61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 7 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.153.  FILING OF COPIES OF AUDIT REPORT. Copies of
  the audit report prepared under Subchapter G, Chapter 49, Water
  Code, shall be certified to by the accountant who performed the
  audit and filed:
               (1)  as required by Section 49.194, Water Code; and
               (2)  with the state auditor. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  187, Sec. 7 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6610.154.  DEPOSITORY. (a)  The board shall designate
  one or more banks in the district to serve as a depository for
  district money.
         (b)  All district money shall be deposited in a depository
  bank, except that sufficient money shall be remitted to the
  appropriate bank of payment to pay the principal of and interest on
  the district's outstanding bonds on or before the maturity date of
  the principal and interest.
         (c)  To the extent that money in a depository bank is not
  insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the money
  must be secured in the manner provided by law for the security of
  county funds.
         (d)  If the board designates a depository bank as the
  treasurer of the district, the bank shall serve as the treasurer.  
  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 9.)
  SUBCHAPTER E. TAXES
         Sec. 6610.201.  AD VALOREM TAX FOR MAINTENANCE AND
  OPERATION. (a)  The board may impose an annual ad valorem tax at a
  rate not to exceed 35 cents on each $100 valuation of taxable
  property in the district for the maintenance, operation, upkeep,
  and improvement of the district and the district's facilities,
  properties, and improvements.
         (b)  The board may hold elections to increase, reduce, or
  abate a tax imposed under this section, subject to the limitation
  prescribed by Subsection (a).
         (c)  An election to authorize the imposition of the tax or a
  subsequent tax election must be held as provided by Section
  6610.202.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 14 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.202.  ELECTION FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION TAX.
  (a)  The order calling an election under Section 6610.201 must
  specify:
               (1)  the date of the election;
               (2)  the location of the voting places; and
               (3)  the presiding judge for each voting place.
         (b)  Notice of the election must be given by publishing a
  substantial copy of the order calling the election in a newspaper of
  general circulation in San Patricio County. The notice must be
  published once each week for two consecutive weeks. The first
  publication must be at least 14 days before the date of the
  election.
         (c)  In addition to the requirements of the Election Code,
  the ballots for an election for the imposition of a maintenance and
  operation tax must have printed on them "For Maintenance tax" and
  the contrary of that proposition.
         (d)  The failure of an election does not prohibit subsequent
  elections for the same purpose. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187,
  Secs. 2 (part), 14 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.203.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. The San Patricio
  County tax assessor-collector shall assess and collect taxes
  imposed by the board. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 15
  (part).)
         Sec. 6610.204.  CERTIFICATION OF TAX RATE. Each year, the
  board shall certify to the San Patricio County tax
  assessor-collector the rate or rates of tax that the board has
  imposed for bond and maintenance purposes. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 187, Sec. 15 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER F. BONDS
         Sec. 6610.251.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS; TAXES FOR BONDS.
  (a)  The board may issue district bonds to acquire money to
  accomplish any district purpose or carry out any power granted
  under this chapter to the district.
         (b)  The board may impose continuing direct annual ad valorem
  taxes on all taxable property in the district sufficient to:
               (1)  provide for the payment of the interest on the
  bonds as the interest accrues; and
               (2)  create and provide for a sinking fund to pay the
  principal of the bonds as the principal matures. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 11 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.252.  FORM OF BONDS. District bonds and any
  interest coupons appurtenant to the bonds must be signed and
  executed as provided by the board in the order authorizing the
  issuance of the bonds. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 11
  (part).)
         Sec. 6610.253.  MATURITY. District bonds must mature not
  later than 40 years after their date of issuance. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 11 (part).)
         Sec. 6610.254.  ELECTION REQUIRED. (a)  Bonds, other than
  refunding bonds, may not be issued under Section 6610.251 unless
  first authorized by a majority of the voters voting at an election
  held to determine whether the bonds should be issued and whether a
  tax should be imposed to pay the principal of and interest on the
  bonds.
         (b)  If a majority of the voters voting at a district bond
  election vote in favor of the issuance of bonds and the imposition
  of taxes, the board may:
               (1)  issue, sell, and deliver the bonds;
               (2)  receive and use the proceeds for district
  purposes; and
               (3)  impose taxes on all taxable property in the
  district sufficient to pay the interest on and principal of the
  bonds.
         (c)  Notice of the election shall be given in the manner
  provided by Section 6610.202.
         (d)  In addition to the requirements of the Election Code,
  the ballots must have printed on them "For the bonds and levy of
  taxes in payment thereof" and the contrary of that proposition.  
  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec. 11 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6610.255.  USE OF BOND PROCEEDS. (a)  The board may
  appropriate or set aside out of proceeds from the sale of district
  bonds an amount for:
               (1)  the payment of interest expected to accrue during
  the period of construction of improvements or facilities; and
               (2)  the payment of all expenses incurred and to be
  incurred in the issuance, sale, and delivery of the bonds.
         (b)  For purposes of this section, the period of construction
  may not exceed three years.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 187, Sec.
  13(a).)
  CHAPTER 6611. WILLACY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 2
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6611.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6611.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6611.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE
  Sec. 6611.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
  Sec. 6611.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD
  Sec. 6611.052.  DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICIALS IN
                   CONNECTION WITH DISTRICT; DISTRICT
                   OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6611.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6611.102.  DISTRICT POWERS
  Sec. 6611.103.  EMINENT DOMAIN
  Sec. 6611.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY
  Sec. 6611.105.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER D. TAXES
  Sec. 6611.151.  AD VALOREM TAX FOR MAINTENANCE AND
                   OPERATIONS
  Sec. 6611.152.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
  Sec. 6611.201.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS; TAXES FOR
                   BONDS
  Sec. 6611.202.  LIMITATION ON DEBT
  Sec. 6611.203.  MATURITY
  Sec. 6611.204.  BOND ELECTION
  CHAPTER 6611. WILLACY COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 2
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6611.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Willacy County Drainage
  District No. 2. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6611.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district created under Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, for the sole purpose of the
  reclamation and drainage of the district's overflowed lands and
  other lands needing drainage. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Secs.
  1 (part), 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6611.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the creation of the district and the improvements
  the district will purchase, construct, or otherwise acquire.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Secs. 11, 13.)
         Sec. 6611.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 11, Acts
  of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter G, Chapter 53, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
         Sec. 6611.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  five elected directors.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 5
  (part).)
         Sec. 6611.052.  DUTIES OF COUNTY OFFICIALS IN CONNECTION
  WITH DISTRICT; DISTRICT OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS. (a)  The
  county tax assessor-collector, county treasurer, and county
  depository of Willacy County shall perform all duties in connection
  with the district that they are required to perform by law in
  connection with official matters for Willacy County.
         (b)  The board may employ a general manager for the district
  and any other agents, attorneys, engineers, and employees
  considered necessary in connection with the purposes of this
  chapter. All compensation for a person employed under this
  subsection may be payable from funds created under this chapter for
  the maintenance and operation of the district. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 7.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6611.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. To accomplish
  the purpose of reclaiming and draining the district's overflowed
  lands and other lands needing drainage, the district has all the
  rights, powers, privileges, and duties provided by general law
  applicable to a fresh water supply district created under Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, including the power to
  conserve, transport, and distribute fresh water. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6611.102.  DISTRICT POWERS.  (a)  The district may
  construct, acquire, improve, enlarge, extend, repair, maintain, or
  replace any wall, dam, dike, levee, embankment, canal, drain, tank,
  lateral, or pump that the board considers necessary to carry out the
  district's purpose.
         (b)  The district may make, construct, or otherwise acquire
  an improvement inside or outside the district's boundaries as
  necessary to carry out the powers granted by this chapter or general
  law.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6611.103.  EMINENT DOMAIN. The district's power of
  eminent domain is confined to Willacy County. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 4.)
         Sec. 6611.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.  
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the district's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power granted under
  this chapter makes necessary relocating, raising, rerouting,
  changing the grade of, or altering the construction of a highway,
  railroad, electric transmission line, telephone or telegraph
  property or facility, or pipeline, the necessary action shall be
  accomplished at the sole expense of the district. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6611.105.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT.  (a)  In
  addition to adding land as provided by Subchapter J, Chapter 49,
  Water Code, the district may add land as provided by this section.
  Land added to the district need not be contiguous to the district.
         (b)  The owner or owners of land may request by petition that
  the board include the land in the district.
         (c)  A petition under Subsection (b) must be filed with the
  board and describe the land to be added to the district. The
  description may be by metes and bounds or by lot and block number.
  The petition must be signed and executed in the manner provided by
  law for the conveyance of real estate.
         (d)  The board shall hear and consider a petition filed under
  this section.  The board may grant the petition and add the land to
  the district if the board considers the addition to be to the
  advantage of the district.
         (e)  A petition granted under this section shall be filed and
  recorded in the deed records of Willacy County. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 12.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. TAXES
         Sec. 6611.151.  AD VALOREM TAX FOR MAINTENANCE AND
  OPERATIONS. (a)  The board may impose a tax at a rate not to exceed
  25 cents on each $100 valuation of taxable property in the district
  to pay the cost of maintaining district property and operating the
  district.
         (b)  An election to authorize the imposition of the tax must
  be called by the board in the manner provided by Section 6611.204.  
  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6611.152.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. The Willacy County
  tax assessor-collector is the tax assessor-collector for the
  district. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 10 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
         Sec. 6611.201.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS; TAXES FOR BONDS.
  (a)  The board may issue district bonds to acquire money to
  accomplish any district purpose or carry out any power granted
  under this chapter to the district.
         (b)  The board may impose a tax on all taxable property in the
  district, as shown by the most recent certified appraisal roll of
  the district, sufficient to:
               (1)  provide for the payment of the interest on the
  bonds as the interest accrues; and
               (2)  create a sinking fund for the redemption of the
  bonds as the bonds mature.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 8(a)
  (part).)
         Sec. 6611.202.  LIMITATION ON DEBT. The total principal
  amount of bonds issued under Section 6611.201 that the district may
  have outstanding at any time may not exceed 15 percent of the
  assessed value of all taxable property in the district as shown by
  the most recent appraisal roll of the district. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 8(a) (part).)
         Sec. 6611.203.  MATURITY. District bonds issued under
  Section 6611.201 must mature not later than 30 years after their
  date of issuance. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Sec. 8(e) (part).)
         Sec. 6611.204.  BOND ELECTION. (a)  The board may submit a
  proposition for the issuance of district bonds under Section
  6611.201 at an election called for that purpose at any time the
  board considers proper.
         (b)  Chapter 1251, Government Code, applies to a district
  bond election except to the extent of any conflict with this
  chapter.
         (c)  If a majority of the voters voting at a district bond
  election vote in favor of the issuance of bonds and the imposition
  of taxes, the board may:
               (1)  issue, sell, and deliver the bonds;
               (2)  receive, use, and apply the proceeds for district
  purposes; and
               (3)  impose taxes on all property subject to taxation
  in the district. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 11, Secs. 8(b) (part),
  (c) (part).)
  CHAPTER 6612.  CAMERON COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6612.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6612.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6612.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE
  Sec. 6612.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 6612.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6612.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
  CHAPTER 6612.  CAMERON COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 1
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6612.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Commissioners court" means the Cameron County
  Commissioners Court.
               (3)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (4)  "District" means the Cameron County Drainage
  District No. 1. (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 145, Sec. 5 (part);
  New.)
         Sec. 6612.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Cameron County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, for all purposes
  of that section, including the reclamation and drainage of its
  seeped, salty, waterlogged, and overflowed land and other land
  needing drainage. (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 145, Secs. 1 (part), 2
  (part), 5 (part).)
         Sec. 6612.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The conversion of the district into a conservation and
  reclamation district under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, and the provision to the district of the powers
  conferred by that section:
               (1)  will benefit the residents and property in the
  district; and
               (2)  benefit all property included in the district.
         (b)  No property which is benefited is not included in the
  district.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 41st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 145, Secs. 2 (part), 11 (part).)
         Sec. 6612.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 145, Acts
  of the 41st Legislature, Regular Session, 1929, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter I, Chapter 56, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 56, Water Code;
               (3)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (4)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 6612.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  three directors appointed by the commissioners court. (Acts 41st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 145, Sec. 4 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6612.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. (a)  The
  district has the:
               (1)  rights, powers, functions, and privileges
  provided to a conservation and reclamation district by the Texas
  Constitution and general law;
               (2)  rights, powers, privileges, and duties provided to
  a drainage district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, and organized under general law, including Chapters
  49 and 56, Water Code; and
               (3)  powers of government and the authority to exercise
  the rights, privileges, and functions conferred by this chapter.
         (b)  The district has the right and power of a drainage
  district organized under Chapter 56, Water Code, to impose taxes
  and issue bonds. (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 145, Secs. 1 (part), 5
  (part), 7 (part), 11 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 6613.  CAMERON COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6613.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6613.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6613.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 6613.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 6613.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD
  Sec. 6613.052.  COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6613.101.  GENERAL POWERS
  Sec. 6613.102.  CONTROL, CONSTRUCTION, AND REPAIR OF
                   DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS; CONTRACTS FOR
                   NEW CONSTRUCTION
  SUBCHAPTER D. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6613.151.  TAXES
  Sec. 6613.152.  DISTRICT FUNDS
  CHAPTER 6613.  CAMERON COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6613.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Cameron County Drainage
  District No. 3. (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Secs. 3 (part), 10
  (part); New.)
         Sec. 6613.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  drainage district created as a conservation and reclamation
  district under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Secs. 3 (part), 10 (part).)
         Sec. 6613.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The conversion of the district into a conservation and
  reclamation district under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution:
               (1)  is feasible, practicable, and needed;
               (2)  will be a public benefit and a public utility; and
               (3)  will benefit all land and property included in the
  district.
         (b)  All property in the district is benefited, and no
  property benefited is not included in the district.
         (c)  No land is included in the district except land that
  will be benefited.  (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Secs. 2 (part), 3
  (part).)
         Sec. 6613.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 45, Acts
  of the 41st Legislature, Regular Session, 1929, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (2)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 6613.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  three directors.  (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Sec. 6 (part);
  New.)
         Sec. 6613.052.  COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS. (a)  A director
  shall receive for the director's services not more than $5 per day
  for the time the director is actually engaged in the work of the
  district, which shall be set by order of the commissioners court.
         (b)  In all areas of conflict with Subsection (a) of this
  section, Section 49.060, Water Code, takes precedence.
         (c)  A director's compensation may be increased as
  authorized by Section 49.060, Water Code, by resolution adopted by
  the board in accordance with Subsection (e) of that section on or
  after September 1, 1995.  (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Sec. 6
  (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6613.101.  GENERAL POWERS. The district has the
  powers, functions, and privileges provided under Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and the general laws governing
  drainage districts. (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Secs. 9 (part),
  10 (part).)
         Sec. 6613.102.  CONTROL, CONSTRUCTION, AND REPAIR OF
  DISTRICT IMPROVEMENTS; CONTRACTS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION. (a)  The
  board may control and supervise the construction and maintenance of
  canals, drains, ditches, levees, and other improvements of the
  district and shall keep them in repair.
         (b)  The board may construct new improvements necessary for
  the drainage of land in the district.
         (c)  A contract for new construction may or may not be let on
  bids and contracts as provided by law, within the discretion of the
  board as may seem for the best interest of the district.  (Acts 41st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Sec. 4.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6613.151.  TAXES. The board shall annually impose
  taxes on all taxable property in the district:
               (1)  in an amount sufficient to pay the interest as it
  becomes due on district bonds and to create a sinking fund for the
  payment of the bonds at maturity; and
               (2)  to pay for the maintenance and operation of the
  district and necessary improvements to be made for the district.  
  (Acts 41st Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Sec. 5.)
         Sec. 6613.152.  DISTRICT FUNDS. (a)  The interest and
  sinking fund consists of taxes collected for the fund.  Money in the
  interest and sinking fund may be paid out only to:
               (1)  pay district bonds and satisfy and discharge
  interest on the bonds; and
               (2)  defray the expense of imposing a tax for the fund.
         (b)  The maintenance and improvement fund consists of money
  collected by assessment or other sources for:
               (1)  the maintenance of property owned or acquired by
  the district;
               (2)  necessary improvements to be made by the district;
  and
               (3)  the general purposes of the district.  (Acts 41st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 45, Secs. 7, 8.)
  CHAPTER 6614. OLD RIVER DRAINAGE DISTRICT OF LIBERTY COUNTY,
  TEXAS, NO. 1
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6614.001.  DEFINITION
  Sec. 6614.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6614.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT
  Sec. 6614.004.  GOVERNING LAW
  SUBCHAPTER B.  POWERS
  Sec. 6614.051.  GENERAL POWERS
  CHAPTER 6614. OLD RIVER DRAINAGE DISTRICT OF LIBERTY COUNTY,
  TEXAS, NO. 1
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6614.001.  DEFINITION.  In this chapter, "district"
  means the Old River Drainage District of Liberty County, Texas, No.
  1. (New.)
         Sec. 6614.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district under Section 59, Article
  XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 41st Leg., 4th C.S., Ch. 4, S.L.,
  Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6614.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT. The conversion of the
  district into a conservation and reclamation district under Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and the provision to the
  district of the powers conferred by that section will benefit the
  residents of and property in the district. (Acts 41st Leg., 4th
  C.S., Ch. 4, S.L., Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6614.004.  GOVERNING LAW. The general laws applicable
  to conservation and reclamation districts govern the district.
  (Acts 41st Leg., 4th C.S., Ch. 4, S.L., Sec. 4.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  POWERS
         Sec. 6614.051.  GENERAL POWERS. The district has the powers
  conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, to a
  conservation and reclamation district.  (Acts 41st Leg., 4th C.S.,
  Ch. 4, S.L., Sec. 2 (part).)
         SECTION 1.02.  Subtitle B, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapters 6910, 6912, 6914, and 6915
  to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 6910.  HULL FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6910.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6910.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT
  Sec. 6910.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE
  Sec. 6910.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
  Sec. 6910.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6910.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6910.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS
  Sec. 6910.103.  LIMIT ON EMINENT DOMAIN POWER
  Sec. 6910.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6910.151.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
  CHAPTER 6910.  HULL FRESH WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6910.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of supervisors of the
  district.
               (2)  "District" means the Hull Fresh Water Supply
  District.
               (3)  "Supervisor" means a member of the board. (Acts
  57th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6910.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is:
               (1)  a conservation and reclamation district in Liberty
  County under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution;
               (2)  a fresh water supply district; and
               (3)  a municipal corporation. (Acts 57th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 533, Secs. 1 (part), 5 (part), 6 (part).)
         Sec. 6910.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the creation of the district and the improvements
  that the district will purchase, construct, or otherwise acquire.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 57th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 533, Secs. 5 (part), 6 (part).)
         Sec. 6910.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 533, Acts
  of the 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter G, Chapter 53, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
         Sec. 6910.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  five elected supervisors.  (Acts 57th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 3
  (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6910.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. The district has
  all the rights, powers, privileges, and duties provided by general
  law applicable to a fresh water supply district created under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, including Chapters 49
  and 53, Water Code. (Acts 57th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6910.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS. The district
  may make, construct, or otherwise acquire improvements inside or
  outside the district that are necessary to carry out a power granted
  to the district under this chapter or a general law described by
  Section 6910.101. (Acts 57th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6910.103.  LIMIT ON EMINENT DOMAIN POWER. The district
  may not exercise the power of eminent domain outside the district.
  (Acts 57th Leg., R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6910.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the district's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power granted under
  this chapter makes necessary relocating, raising, rerouting,
  changing the grade of, or altering the construction of a highway,
  railroad, electric transmission line, telephone or telegraph
  property or facility, or pipeline, the necessary action shall be
  accomplished at the sole expense of the district. (Acts 57th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 533, Sec. 2 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6910.151.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. (a)  The
  board shall appoint a tax assessor-collector for the district for a
  term not to exceed the term of office of the supervisors making the
  appointment.
         (b)  The district's tax assessor-collector is not required
  to be a resident or voter of the district. (Acts 57th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 533, Sec. 4 (part).)
  CHAPTER 6912.  MEMORIAL VILLAGES WATER AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6912.001.  DEFINITIONS
  Sec. 6912.002.  NATURE OF AUTHORITY
  Sec. 6912.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE
  Sec. 6912.004.  AUTHORITY TERRITORY
  Sec. 6912.005.  CORRECTION OF INVALID PROCEDURES
  Sec. 6912.006.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
  Sec. 6912.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD
  Sec. 6912.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
  Sec. 6912.053.  ELIGIBILITY FOR CANDIDACY FOR BOARD
                   POSITIONS
  Sec. 6912.054.  SUPERVISORS' ELECTION
  Sec. 6912.055.  BALLOT PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDATES
  Sec. 6912.056.  SUPERVISOR'S BOND
  Sec. 6912.057.  VACANCIES
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6912.101.  GENERAL POWERS
  Sec. 6912.102.  CONTRACTS TO SUPPLY WATER OR SEWAGE
                   SERVICES
  Sec. 6912.103.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6912.151.  TAX METHOD
  Sec. 6912.152.  IMPOSITION OF TAXES; TAX
                   ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR
  Sec. 6912.153.  DEPOSITORY 
  Sec. 6912.154.  PAYMENT OF TAX OR ASSESSMENT NOT
                   REQUIRED 
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
  Sec. 6912.201.  BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 
  CHAPTER 6912.  MEMORIAL VILLAGES WATER AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6912.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Authority" means the Memorial Villages Water
  Authority.
               (2)  "Board" means the board of supervisors of the
  authority.
               (3)  "Supervisor" means a member of the board. (Acts
  57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6912.002.  NATURE OF AUTHORITY. The authority is a
  conservation and reclamation district created under Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and a political subdivision of
  this state.  (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 6912.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The authority is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land included in the boundaries of the authority
  will benefit from the authority.
         (c)  The authority is essential to the accomplishment of the
  preservation and conservation of the natural resources of this
  state.
         (d)  This chapter addresses a subject in which the state and
  general public are interested.
         (e)  Because the accomplishment of the purposes stated in
  this chapter is for the benefit of the people of this state and for
  the improvement of their property and industries, the authority in
  carrying out the purposes of this chapter will be performing an
  essential public function under the Texas Constitution. (Acts 57th
  Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Secs. 2 (part), 9 (part), 11 (part).)
         Sec. 6912.004.  AUTHORITY TERRITORY. The authority is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 20, Acts
  of the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 1962, as that
  territory may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter G, Chapter 53, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (New.)
         Sec. 6912.005.  CORRECTION OF INVALID PROCEDURES. If a
  court holds that any procedure under this chapter violates the
  constitution of this state or of the United States, the authority by
  resolution may provide an alternative procedure that conforms with
  the constitution. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 12
  (part).)
         Sec. 6912.006.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This
  chapter shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes. (Acts
  57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 11 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
         Sec. 6912.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  seven elected supervisors. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Secs.
  3(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE. A supervisor
  must:
               (1)  be at least 18 years of age; and
               (2)  reside in and own land in the authority.  (Acts
  57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.053.  ELIGIBILITY FOR CANDIDACY FOR BOARD
  POSITIONS. (a)  To be eligible as a candidate for Position 1 or
  Position 2, a person must at the time be a resident of the City of
  Hedwig Village, Texas.
         (b)  To be eligible as a candidate for Position 3 or Position
  4, a person must at the time be a resident of the City of Hunters
  Creek Village, Texas.
         (c)  To be eligible as a candidate for Position 5 or Position
  6, a person must at the time be a resident of the City of Piney Point
  Village, Texas.
         (d)  Position 7 is an at-large position. (Acts 57th Leg.,
  3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 3(c) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.054.  SUPERVISORS' ELECTION. (a)  Notice of a
  supervisors' election must be published once in a newspaper of
  general circulation in Harris County at least 30 days before the
  date of the election.
         (b)  The election order must state the time, place, and
  purpose of the election. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec.
  3(e) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.055.  BALLOT PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDATES. (a)  A
  person who wants the person's name printed on the ballot as a
  candidate for supervisor must submit a petition to the board's
  secretary requesting that action.
         (b)  The petition must be signed by at least 10 residents of
  the authority who are qualified to vote at the election. (Acts 57th
  Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 3(f) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.056.  SUPERVISOR'S BOND. Each supervisor shall
  give a bond in the amount of $5,000 for the faithful performance of
  the supervisor's duties. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec.
  3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 6912.057.  VACANCIES. A vacancy on the board shall be
  filled by appointment by the remaining supervisors until the next
  election of supervisors for the authority. If the position is not
  scheduled to be filled at the election, the person elected to fill
  the position shall serve only for the remainder of the unexpired
  term. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Secs. 3(b) (part), (d)
  (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6912.101.  GENERAL POWERS. The authority has all the
  rights, powers, and privileges provided by general law applicable
  to a fresh water supply district created under Section 59, Article
  XVI, Texas Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 53, Water Code,
  and by all other laws that are helpful in carrying out the purposes
  for which the authority is created. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch.
  20, Sec. 4 (part).)
         Sec. 6912.102.  CONTRACTS TO SUPPLY WATER OR SEWAGE
  SERVICES. (a)  The authority may contract with a municipality or
  other entity to supply to the entity water or sewage services. A
  municipality or other entity may contract with the authority to
  supply to the authority water or sewage services.
         (b)  The authority may contract with a municipality for the
  rental or leasing of or for the operation of the municipality's
  water production, water supply, water filtration, or purification
  and water supply facilities or sewerage system or facilities. A
  municipality may contract with the authority for the rental or
  leasing of or for the operation of the authority's water
  production, water supply, water filtration, or purification and
  water supply facilities or sewerage system or facilities.
         (c)  A contract may be:
               (1)  on the terms and for the consideration agreed to by
  the parties; and
               (2)  for any period not to exceed 50 years.
         (d)  An election is not required by a municipality for
  approval of a water, sewer, or water and sewer contract. A contract
  may be entered into without the necessity of an election. (Acts
  57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 10.)
         Sec. 6912.103.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the authority's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power makes necessary
  relocating, raising, rerouting, changing the grade of, or altering
  the construction of a highway, railroad, electric transmission
  line, telephone or telegraph property or facility, or pipeline, the
  necessary action shall be accomplished at the sole expense of the
  authority. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 5.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6912.151.  TAX METHOD. (a)  The authority shall use
  the ad valorem plan of taxation.
         (b)  The board is not required to hold a hearing on the
  adoption of a plan of taxation. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20,
  Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6912.152.  IMPOSITION OF TAXES; TAX
  ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. (a)  Except as provided by this section, all
  provisions of the general laws governing fresh water supply
  districts that relate to the imposition of ad valorem taxes apply to
  the authority.
         (b)  The board shall appoint a tax assessor-collector for the
  authority.
         (c)  The tax assessor-collector:
               (1)  shall serve at the pleasure of the board; and
               (2)  is not required to be a resident or voter of the
  authority. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 6 (part).)
         Sec. 6912.153.  DEPOSITORY. (a)  The board shall designate
  one or more banks inside or outside the authority to serve as a
  depository for authority money.
         (b)  All authority money shall be deposited in a depository
  bank, except that sufficient money shall be remitted to the
  appropriate bank of payment to pay the principal of and interest on
  the authority's outstanding bonds on or before the maturity date of
  the principal and interest.
         (c)  To the extent that money in a depository bank is not
  insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the money
  must be secured in the manner provided by law for the security of
  county funds.
         (d)  Membership on the board of an officer or director of a
  bank does not disqualify the bank from being designated as a
  depository.  (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 8.)
         Sec. 6912.154.  PAYMENT OF TAX OR ASSESSMENT NOT REQUIRED.
  The authority is not required to pay a tax or assessment on an
  authority project or any part of the project. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd
  C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 9 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
         Sec. 6912.201.  BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. An authority
  bond, the transfer of the bond, and income from the bond, including
  profits made on the sale of the bond, are exempt from taxation in
  this state. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 20, Sec. 9 (part).)
  CHAPTER 6914.  PETTUS MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6914.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 6914.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 6914.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 6914.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
  Sec. 6914.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6914.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES 
  Sec. 6914.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS 
  Sec. 6914.103.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  Sec. 6914.104.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT 
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6914.151.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR 
  CHAPTER 6914.  PETTUS MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6914.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of supervisors of the
  district.
               (2)  "District" means the Pettus Municipal Utility
  District.
               (3)  "Supervisor" means a member of the board. (Acts
  57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6914.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is:
               (1)  a conservation and reclamation district in Bee
  County under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution;
               (2)  a fresh water supply district; and
               (3)  a municipal corporation. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd
  C.S., Ch. 38, Secs. 1 (part), 5 (part), 7 (part).)
         Sec. 6914.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the creation of the district and the improvements
  that the district will purchase, construct, or otherwise acquire.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd
  C.S., Ch. 38, Secs. 5 (part), 7 (part).)
         Sec. 6914.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 38, Acts
  of the 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, 1962, as that
  territory may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter G, Chapter 53, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
         Sec. 6914.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  five elected supervisors. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 3
  (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6914.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. The district has
  all the rights, powers, privileges, and duties provided by general
  law applicable to a fresh water supply district created under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, including Chapters 49
  and 53, Water Code. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 6914.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS. (a)  The
  district may make, construct, or otherwise acquire improvements
  inside or outside the district but wholly in Bee County, that are
  necessary to carry out a power granted to the district under this
  chapter or a general law described by Section 6914.101.
         (b)  Before awarding a contract for the construction of an
  improvement, the district must submit a plan and specifications for
  the improvement to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  for approval.  Any substantial change made to the plan after
  submission must also be submitted to the commission for approval.
  (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6914.103.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the district's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power granted under
  this chapter makes necessary relocating, raising, rerouting,
  changing the grade of, or altering the construction of a highway,
  railroad, electric transmission line, telephone or telegraph
  property or facility, or pipeline, the necessary action shall be
  accomplished at the sole expense of the district. (Acts 57th Leg.,
  3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6914.104.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT. (a)  The
  district may be composed of noncontiguous territory.
         (b)  In addition to adding land as provided by Subchapter J,
  Chapter 49, Water Code, the district may add land as provided by
  this section. Land added to the district need not be contiguous to
  the district.
         (c)  The owner of land may request by petition that the board
  include the land in the district.
         (d)  A petition under Subsection (c) must be filed with the
  board and describe the land to be added to the district. The
  description may be by metes and bounds or by lot and block number.
  The petition must be signed and executed in the manner provided by
  law for the conveyance of real estate.
         (e)  The board shall hear and consider a petition filed under
  this section.  The board may grant the petition and add the land to
  the district if the board considers the addition to be to the
  advantage of the district.
         (f)  A petition granted under this section shall be filed and
  recorded in the office of the Bee County Clerk. (Acts 57th Leg.,
  3rd C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 6.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6914.151.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. (a)  The
  board shall appoint a tax assessor-collector for the district for a
  term not to exceed the term of office of the supervisors making the
  appointment.
         (b)  The district's tax assessor-collector is not required
  to be a resident or voter of the district. (Acts 57th Leg., 3rd
  C.S., Ch. 38, Sec. 4 (part).)
  CHAPTER 6915.  PORT MANSFIELD PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6915.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 6915.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 6915.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 6915.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
  Sec. 6915.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 6915.052.  TERMS 
  Sec. 6915.053.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE 
  Sec. 6915.054.  EMPLOYEES 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 6915.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES 
  Sec. 6915.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS 
  Sec. 6915.103.  LIMIT ON EMINENT DOMAIN POWER 
  Sec. 6915.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  Sec. 6915.105.  DURATION OF CONTRACT FOR WATER PURCHASE
                   OR SALE 
  Sec. 6915.106.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT 
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 6915.151.  AUTHORIZATION OF CERTAIN DISTRICT
                   OBLIGATIONS 
  Sec. 6915.152.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR 
  CHAPTER 6915.  PORT MANSFIELD PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6915.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of supervisors of the
  district.
               (2)  "District" means the Port Mansfield Public Utility
  District.
               (3)  "Supervisor" means a member of the board. (Acts
  58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 6915.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is:
               (1)  a conservation and reclamation district in Willacy
  County under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution;
               (2)  a fresh water supply district; and
               (3)  a municipal corporation. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 4, Secs. 1 (part), 7 (part), 8 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the creation of the district and the improvements
  that the district will purchase, construct, or otherwise acquire.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 58th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 4, Secs. 7 (part), 8 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 4, Acts of
  the 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963, as that territory may
  have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter G, Chapter 53, Water Code, before
  September 1, 1995;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
         Sec. 6915.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. (a)  The board
  consists of five supervisors, appointed by the board of navigation
  and canal commissioners of the Willacy County Navigation District,
  and the port director of the Willacy County Navigation District.
         (b)  The port director of the Willacy County Navigation
  District:
               (1)  serves as an ex officio member of the board;
               (2)  does not have voting rights at board meetings; and
               (3)  is not counted for purposes of establishing a
  quorum.  (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.052.  TERMS. Supervisors serve staggered two-year
  terms, with the terms of three supervisors expiring on January 15 of
  each odd-numbered year and the terms of two supervisors expiring on
  January 15 of each even-numbered year.  (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch.
  4, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.053.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE. A supervisor
  must be a resident of Willacy County. A supervisor is not required
  to reside in or own land in the district. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch.
  4, Sec. 3 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.054.  EMPLOYEES.  The board shall employ all
  necessary employees for the proper handling and operation of the
  district, and may employ a general manager, attorney, bookkeeper,
  and engineer and assistants and laborers as may be required, on the
  terms and for the compensation set by the board. (Acts 58th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 6.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 6915.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. The district has
  all the rights, powers, privileges, and duties provided by general
  law applicable to a fresh water supply district created under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, including Chapters 49
  and 53, Water Code. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.102.  ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS. The district
  may make, construct, or otherwise acquire improvements inside or
  outside the district that are necessary to carry out a power granted
  to the district under this chapter or a general law described by
  Section 6915.101. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.103.  LIMIT ON EMINENT DOMAIN POWER.
  Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the district
  may not exercise the power of eminent domain outside Willacy
  County. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2A.)
         Sec. 6915.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY.
  (a)  In this section, "sole expense" means the actual cost of
  relocating, raising, lowering, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a facility described by Subsection (b)
  in providing comparable replacement without enhancement of the
  facility, after deducting from that cost the net salvage value of
  the old facility.
         (b)  If the district's exercise of the power of eminent
  domain, the power of relocation, or any other power granted under
  this chapter makes necessary relocating, raising, rerouting,
  changing the grade of, or altering the construction of a highway,
  railroad, electric transmission line, telephone or telegraph
  property or facility, or pipeline, the necessary action shall be
  accomplished at the sole expense of the district. (Acts 58th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.105.  DURATION OF CONTRACT FOR WATER PURCHASE OR
  SALE. A district contract for the purchase or sale of water may not
  exceed 40 years. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.106.  ADDITION OF TERRITORY TO DISTRICT.  (a)  In
  addition to the procedures provided by Subchapter J, Chapter 49,
  Water Code, the district may add land that is contiguous to the
  district as provided by this section.
         (b)  The owner or owners of land may request by petition that
  the board include the land in the district.
         (c)  A petition under Subsection (b) must be filed with the
  board and describe the land to be added to the district. The
  description may be by metes and bounds or by lot and block number.
  The petition must be signed and executed in the manner provided by
  law for the conveyance of real estate.
         (d)  The board shall hear and consider a petition filed under
  this section.  The board may grant the petition and add the land to
  the district if the board considers the addition to be to the
  advantage of the district.
         (e)  A petition granted under this section shall be filed and
  recorded in the deed records of Willacy County. (Acts 58th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 5.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 6915.151.  AUTHORIZATION OF CERTAIN DISTRICT
  OBLIGATIONS. It is not necessary to have an election to authorize a
  district obligation that is payable from any source other than ad
  valorem taxation.  (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 6915.152.  DISTRICT TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. The tax
  assessor-collector for Willacy County is, ex officio, the tax
  assessor-collector for the district. (Acts 58th Leg., R.S., Ch. 4,
  Sec. 4 (part).)
         SECTION 1.03.  Subtitle C, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapter 7216 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 7216. JOHNSON COUNTY SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 7216.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 7216.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 7216.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 7216.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 7216.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 7216.101.  SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  Sec. 7216.102.  LIMITATION OF CERTAIN POWERS 
  Sec. 7216.103.  DISTRICT RULES 
  Sec. 7216.104.  CONFLICT WITH MUNICIPAL REGULATION 
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 7216.151.  TAX-EXEMPT BOND FINANCING; SALES TAX
                   EXEMPTION 
  CHAPTER 7216. JOHNSON COUNTY SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 7216.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Johnson County Special
  Utility District. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Secs. 1(a)
  (part), 2; New.)
         Sec. 7216.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Johnson, Hill, Ellis, and
  Tarrant Counties created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Secs. 1(a) (part),
  (b) (part).)
         Sec. 7216.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under the powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 78th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 780, Secs. 1(b) (part), 5.)
         Sec. 7216.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 780, Acts
  of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter H, Chapter 65, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue bonds or refunding
  bonds or to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or the
  board. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Sec. 4; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 7216.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The district is
  governed by a board of not fewer than 5 or more than 11 elected
  directors. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Secs. 8(a) (part), (c)
  (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 7216.101.  SPECIAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. Except as
  specifically limited by Section 7216.102, the district has all of
  the rights, powers, privileges, authority, functions, and duties
  provided by general law applicable to a special utility district
  created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution,
  including those provided by Chapters 49 and 65, Water Code.  (Acts
  78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Sec. 6(a) (part).)
         Sec. 7216.102.  LIMITATION OF CERTAIN POWERS.  (a)  Before
  June 20, 2009, the district:
               (1)  shall limit the exercise of its powers related to
  the provision of public water utility service to territory that is
  located within the boundaries of the district or as authorized by
  Certificate of Convenience and Necessity No. 10081; and
               (2)  may not provide wastewater service, solid waste
  service, firefighting service, or stormwater, flood control, and
  drainage services and may not convert to or otherwise become a
  municipal utility district, absent the express written consent of
  any municipality with extraterritorial jurisdiction that overlaps
  the district's boundaries.
         (b)  On or after June 20, 2009, to exercise a power
  restricted by this section, the district must file an application
  with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, if allowed by
  the law in existence at that time, to exercise that additional
  power.  In addition to filing an application seeking expansion of
  the district's powers, the district must apply for a sewer
  certificate of convenience and necessity for the district to
  provide retail wastewater service.  The district shall provide
  notice and a copy of an application for expansion of powers to each
  municipality whose jurisdiction, including extraterritorial
  jurisdiction, overlaps the district's boundaries, in addition to
  complying with any other applicable notice requirements.
         (c)  If a municipality that is entitled to the notice
  required by Subsection (b) files a request for a contested case
  hearing within 60 days after receipt of the notice, the Texas
  Commission on Environmental Quality shall directly refer the
  application to the State Office of Administrative Hearings for a
  contested case hearing. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Secs. 6(a)
  (part), (c).)
         Sec. 7216.103.  DISTRICT RULES. The district may adopt and
  enforce reasonable rules. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Sec. 11.)
         Sec. 7216.104.  CONFLICT WITH MUNICIPAL REGULATION. (a)  If
  a municipality asserts regulatory authority, including water
  quality standards, over a geographic area located within the
  district's jurisdiction, the municipality's regulation controls
  over the district's regulation if there is a regulatory conflict.
         (b)  This section does not apply to:
               (1)  potable water quality standards; or
               (2)  a dispute relating to retail water utility service
  areas. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Sec. 7.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 7216.151.  TAX-EXEMPT BOND FINANCING; SALES TAX
  EXEMPTION. This chapter may not be construed to impair the
  district's ability or right to obtain tax-exempt bond financing or
  a state sales tax exemption. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 780, Sec.
  6(b) (part).)
         SECTION 1.04.  Subtitle F, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapters 8228, 8371, 8372, 8386,
  8392, 8408, 8409, 8411, 8412, 8415, 8440, 8481, 8482, 8485, and 8486
  to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 8228.  WOOD TRACE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1, OF
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8228.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8228.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8228.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8228.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8228.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8228.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  CHAPTER 8228.  WOOD TRACE MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1, OF
  MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8228.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Wood Trace Municipal Utility
  District No. 1, of Montgomery County, Texas. (Acts 72nd Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 218, Sec. 2; New.)
         Sec. 8228.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Montgomery County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 72nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Secs. 1(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 8228.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under the powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts
  72nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Secs. 1(b) (part), 5.)
         Sec. 8228.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 218, Acts
  of the 72nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1991, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 72nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Sec. 4; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8228.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms. (Acts 72nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8228.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges,
  functions, and duties provided by general law, including Chapters
  49, 50, and 54, Water Code, applicable to a municipal utility
  district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  (Acts 72nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 218, Sec. 6(a) (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8371.  SAGEMEADOW UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8371.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8371.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8371.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8371.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8371.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8371.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8371.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8371.  SAGEMEADOW UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8371.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Sagemeadow Utility District.  
  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8371.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8371.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8371.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 679, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  the purpose for which the district is created or to pay the
  principal of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8371.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8371.052.  BOARD VACANCY.  (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8371.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 679, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8372.  SHASLA PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8372.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8372.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8372.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8372.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8372.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8372.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8372.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8372.  SHASLA PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8372.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Shasla Public Utility
  District.  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8372.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8372.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8372.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 412, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8372.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8372.052.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8372.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 412, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8386.  SPANISH COVE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8386.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8386.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8386.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8386.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8386.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8386.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8386.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8386.  SPANISH COVE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8386.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Spanish Cove Public Utility
  District.  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8386.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8386.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8386.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 409, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8386.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8386.052.  BOARD VACANCY.  (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8386.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 409, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8392.  SPENCER ROAD PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8392.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8392.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8392.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8392.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8392.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8392.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8392.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8392.  SPENCER ROAD PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8392.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Spencer Road Public Utility
  District.  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8392.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8392.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8392.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 699, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8392.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8392.052.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8392.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 699, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8408.  THUNDERBIRD UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8408.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8408.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8408.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8408.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8408.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8408.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8408.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8408.  THUNDERBIRD UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8408.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Thunderbird Utility
  District.  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8408.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Fort Bend County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8408.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8408.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 456, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  the purpose for which the district is created or to pay the
  principal of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8408.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8408.052.  BOARD VACANCY.  (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8408.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 456, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8409.  PORT O'CONNOR IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8409.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8409.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8409.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8409.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8409.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  Sec. 8409.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8409.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  SUBCHAPTER D.  SALES AND USE TAX
  Sec. 8409.151.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN TAX CODE
                   PROVISIONS 
  Sec. 8409.152.  ELECTION; ADOPTION OF TAX 
  Sec. 8409.153.  SALES AND USE TAX RATE 
  Sec. 8409.154.  USE OF REVENUE 
  Sec. 8409.155.  ABOLITION OR DECREASE OF TAX 
  CHAPTER 8409.  PORT O'CONNOR IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8409.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Port O'Connor Improvement
  District. (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Secs. 1 (part), 1A; New.)
         Sec. 8409.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Calhoun County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 65th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8409.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Secs. 1 (part), 4.)
         Sec. 8409.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 693, Acts
  of the 65th Legislature, Regular Session, 1977, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 3; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8409.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The board
  is composed of five elected directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered terms. (Acts 65th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 693, Sec. 7(b) (part).)
         Sec. 8409.052.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 65th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 7(b) (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8409.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred and imposed by general law applicable to a municipal
  utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 65th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER D.  SALES AND USE TAX
         Sec. 8409.151.  APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN TAX CODE
  PROVISIONS. (a)  Chapter 321, Tax Code, governs the imposition,
  computation, administration, enforcement, and collection of the
  sales and use tax authorized by this subchapter, except to the
  extent Chapter 321, Tax Code, is inconsistent with this subchapter.
         (b)  A reference in Chapter 321, Tax Code, to a municipality
  or the governing body of a municipality is a reference to the
  district or the board, respectively. (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch.
  693, Sec. 11.)
         Sec. 8409.152.  ELECTION; ADOPTION OF TAX. (a)  The
  district may adopt a sales and use tax if authorized by a majority
  of the voters of the district voting at an election held for that
  purpose.
         (b)  The board by order may call an election to authorize the
  adoption of the sales and use tax. The election may be held on any
  uniform election date and in conjunction with any other district
  election.
         (c)  The district shall provide notice and hold the election
  in the manner provided by Subchapter D, Chapter 49, Water Code.
         (d)  The ballot shall be printed to provide for voting for or
  against the proposition: "Authorization of a sales and use tax in
  the Port O'Connor Improvement District at a rate not to exceed ____
  percent" (insert rate of one or more increments of one-eighth of one
  percent). (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 12.)
         Sec. 8409.153.  SALES AND USE TAX RATE. (a)  After the date
  the results are declared of an election held under Section 8409.152
  at which the voters authorized imposition of a tax, the board shall
  provide by resolution or order the initial rate of the tax, which
  must be in one or more increments of one-eighth of one percent.
         (b)  After the authorization of a tax under Section 8409.152,
  the board may increase or decrease the rate of the tax by one or more
  increments of one-eighth of one percent.
         (c)  The initial rate of the tax or any rate resulting from
  subsequent increases or decreases may not exceed the lesser of:
               (1)  the maximum rate authorized at the election held
  under Section 8409.152; or
               (2)  a rate that, when added to the rates of all sales
  and use taxes imposed by other political subdivisions with
  territory in the district, would result in the maximum combined
  rate prescribed by Section 321.101(f), Tax Code, at any location in
  the district.
         (d)  In determining whether the combined sales and use tax
  rate under Subsection (c)(2) would exceed the maximum combined rate
  prescribed by Section 321.101(f), Tax Code, at any location in the
  district, the board shall include:
               (1)  any sales and use tax imposed by a political
  subdivision whose territory overlaps all or part of the district;
               (2)  any sales and use tax to be imposed by Calhoun
  County as a result of an election held on the same date as the
  election held under Section 8409.152; and
               (3)  any increase to an existing sales and use tax
  imposed by Calhoun County as a result of an election held on the
  same date as the election held under Section 8409.152.
         (e)  The board shall notify the comptroller of any changes
  made to the tax rate in the same manner the municipal secretary
  provides notice to the comptroller under Section 321.405(b), Tax
  Code.  (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 13.)
         Sec. 8409.154.  USE OF REVENUE. Revenue from the sales and
  use tax imposed under Section 8409.153 is for the use and benefit of
  the district and may be used for any district purpose. The district
  may pledge all or part of the revenue to the payment of bonds,
  notes, or other obligations, and that pledge of revenue may be in
  combination with other revenue, including tax revenue, available to
  the district.  (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 14.)
         Sec. 8409.155.  ABOLITION OR DECREASE OF TAX. (a)  Except
  as provided by Subsection (b), the board may abolish or decrease the
  tax imposed under Section 8409.153 without an election.
         (b)  The board may not abolish or decrease the tax imposed
  under Section 8409.153 if the district has outstanding debt secured
  by the tax and repayment of the debt would be impaired by the
  abolition or decrease of the tax.
         (c)  If the board abolishes or decreases the tax, the board
  shall notify the comptroller of that action in the same manner the
  municipal secretary provides notice to the comptroller under
  Section 321.405(b), Tax Code.
         (d)  If the board abolishes the tax or decreases the tax rate
  to zero, a new election to authorize a sales and use tax must be held
  under Section 8409.152 before the district may subsequently impose
  the tax. (Acts 65th Leg., R.S., Ch. 693, Sec. 15.)
  CHAPTER 8411.  SPRING MEADOWS MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8411.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8411.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8411.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8411.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8411.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8411.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  CHAPTER 8411.  SPRING MEADOWS MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8411.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Spring Meadows Municipal
  Utility District.  (Acts 76th Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Sec. 2; New.)
         Sec. 8411.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 76th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Secs. 1(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 8411.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under powers conferred by Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  76th Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Secs. 1(b) (part), 5.)
         Sec. 8411.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 35, Acts
  of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 76th Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Sec. 4; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8411.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms. (Acts 76th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8411.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges,
  functions, and duties provided by the general law of this state,
  including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code, applicable to a municipal
  utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution. (Acts 76th Leg., R.S., Ch. 35, Sec. 6(a) (part).)
  CHAPTER 8412.  VARNER CREEK UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8412.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8412.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8412.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8412.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8412.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8412.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8412.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  CHAPTER 8412.  VARNER CREEK UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8412.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Varner Creek Utility
  District.  (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8412.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Brazoria County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8412.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Secs. 1 (part), 3.)
         Sec. 8412.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 352, Acts
  of the 62nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1971, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in copying the field notes in the legislative
  process or another mistake in the field notes does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 2; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8412.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 62nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8412.052.  BOARD VACANCY.  (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8412.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law applicable to a municipal utility
  district, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code. (Acts 62nd
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 352, Sec. 5 (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8415.  WEST CEDAR CREEK MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8415.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8415.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8415.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8415.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8415.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  Sec. 8415.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8415.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS 
  Sec. 8415.102.  WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS 
  Sec. 8415.103.  TAXES 
  CHAPTER 8415.  WEST CEDAR CREEK MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8415.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the West Cedar Creek Municipal
  Utility District.  (Acts 64th Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 1 (part);
  New.)
         Sec. 8415.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT.  The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Henderson County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 64th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 8415.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.  
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts
  64th Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Secs. 1 (part), 5.)
         Sec. 8415.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY.  (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 742, Acts
  of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body.  (Acts 64th Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 3; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8415.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The board
  is composed of seven elected directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered terms. (Acts 64th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 742, Sec. 8(b) (part).)
         Sec. 8415.052.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than four. (Acts 64th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 8(b) (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8415.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS.  The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions
  conferred and imposed by general law applicable to a municipal
  utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code.  (Acts 64th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 6 (part).)
         Sec. 8415.102.  WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS. The district may
  acquire, and may improve or extend, any existing water or sewer
  system that serves all or part of the district territory or may
  construct a water or sewer system to serve the inhabitants of the
  county in which the district is situated.  (Acts 64th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 742, Sec. 7(a).)
         Sec. 8415.103.  TAXES.  The district may not impose a tax
  unless the tax has been approved by the voters at an election called
  for that purpose.  (Acts 64th Leg., R.S., Ch. 742, Sec. 7(b).)
  CHAPTER 8440. WEST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8440.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8440.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8440.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8440.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  Sec. 8440.005.  APPLICATION OF CONDITIONS TO CREATION 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8440.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8440.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  CHAPTER 8440. WEST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8440.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means West Travis County Municipal
  Utility District No. 3. (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Sec. 2;
  New.)
         Sec. 8440.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Travis County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 71st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Secs. 1(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 8440.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Secs. 1(b) (part), 5.)
         Sec. 8440.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 1212,
  Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, as that
  territory may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Sec. 4; New.)
         Sec. 8440.005.  APPLICATION OF CONDITIONS TO CREATION. The
  enactment of Chapter 1212, Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular
  Session, 1989, did not affect conditions to the consent of the
  creation of the district imposed by any jurisdiction in which the
  district is located.  (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Sec. 11.)
         SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8440.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS.  (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms.  (Acts 71st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8440.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges,
  functions, and duties provided by general law, including Chapters
  49, 50, and 54, Water Code, applicable to a municipal utility
  district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  
  (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1212, Sec. 6(a) (part); New.)
  CHAPTER 8481.  WEST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 5
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8481.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8481.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8481.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8481.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  Sec. 8481.005.  APPLICATION OF CONDITIONS TO CREATION 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8481.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8481.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES 
  CHAPTER 8481.  WEST TRAVIS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 5
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8481.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the West Travis County Municipal
  Utility District No. 5. (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Sec. 2;
  New.)
         Sec. 8481.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Travis County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 71st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Secs. 1(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 8481.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under the powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Secs. 1(b) (part), 5.)
         Sec. 8481.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 1214,
  Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, as that
  territory may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Sec. 4; New.)
         Sec. 8481.005.  APPLICATION OF CONDITIONS TO CREATION. The
  enactment of Chapter 1214, Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular
  Session, 1989, did not affect conditions to the consent of the
  creation of the district imposed by any jurisdiction in which the
  district is located.  (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Sec. 11.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8481.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms. (Acts 71st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8481.101.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES. (a)  The
  district has the rights, powers, privileges, functions, and duties:
               (1)  provided by general law applicable to a municipal
  utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49, 50, and 54, Water Code;
               (2)  relating to a road district or road utility
  district created under Section 52, Article III, Texas Constitution;
  and
               (3)  relating to a supply and distribution facility or
  system in order to provide potable and nonpotable water to the
  residents and businesses of Travis and Hays Counties.
         (b)  Notwithstanding Subsections (a)(2) and (3), the
  district may not construct, acquire, maintain, or operate a toll
  road. (Acts 71st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1214, Secs. 6(a) (part), (c),
  (d).)
  CHAPTER 8482.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 12
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8482.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8482.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8482.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8482.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  Sec. 8482.005.  ADDITION OR EXCLUSION OF DISTRICT
                   TERRITORY; MUNICIPAL CONSENT NOT
                   REQUIRED 
  Sec. 8482.006.  PROHIBITION AGAINST IMPAIRMENT OF
                   DISTRICT 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8482.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8482.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  SUBCHAPTER D. ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY
  Sec. 8482.151.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY 
  Sec. 8482.152.  DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITY AFTER ANNEXATION 
  CHAPTER 8482.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 12
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8482.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Williamson County Municipal
  Utility District No. 12. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Secs.
  1(1), (3); New.)
         Sec. 8482.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. (a)  The district is a
  municipal utility district in Williamson County created under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (b)  The district is a political subdivision of this state.
  (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Secs. 2(a) (part), (b), 3(b)
  (part).)
         Sec. 8482.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Secs. 3(a), (b) (part), (c).)
         Sec. 8482.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 761, Acts
  of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or the
  board. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Sec. 5; New.)
         Sec. 8482.005.  ADDITION OR EXCLUSION OF DISTRICT TERRITORY;
  MUNICIPAL CONSENT NOT REQUIRED. The district may add or exclude
  land in the manner provided by Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code,
  without the consent of any municipality. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch.
  761, Sec. 13(b).)
         Sec. 8482.006.  PROHIBITION AGAINST IMPAIRMENT OF DISTRICT.
  A municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the district
  is located may not take any action, including adopting an ordinance
  or resolution, that:
               (1)  impairs the district's ability to exercise the
  district's powers under this chapter; or
               (2)  limits the district's ability to finance,
  construct, or operate the district's water, wastewater, or drainage
  systems. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Sec. 12.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8482.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms. (Acts 78th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8482.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges,
  functions, and duties provided by general law, including Chapters
  49 and 54, Water Code, applicable to a municipal utility district
  created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Sec. 11; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY
         Sec. 8482.151.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY. A municipality
  may annex the district on the earlier of:
               (1)  the date of installation of 90 percent of all
  works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances
  necessary and adequate to:
                     (A)  provide service to the proposed development
  in the district;
                     (B)  accomplish the purposes for which the
  district was created; and
                     (C)  exercise the powers provided by general law
  and this chapter; or
               (2)  the 20th anniversary of the date the district was
  confirmed.  (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Sec. 13(a).)
         Sec. 8482.152.  DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITY AFTER ANNEXATION. If
  a municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the district
  is located annexes the district for full or limited purposes and the
  annexation precludes or impairs the ability of the district to
  issue bonds, the municipality shall:
               (1)  simultaneously with the annexation, pay in cash to
  the landowner or developer of the district a sum equal to all actual
  costs and expenses incurred by the landowner or developer in
  connection with the district that:
                     (A)  the district has agreed in writing to pay;
  and
                     (B)  would otherwise have been eligible for
  reimbursement from bond proceeds under the rules and requirements
  of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as those rules and
  requirements exist on the date of annexation; and
               (2)  after the annexation, install all necessary water,
  wastewater, and drainage facilities to serve full buildout of
  development in the district. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 761, Secs.  
  1(2), 14.)
  CHAPTER 8485.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 13
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8485.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8485.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8485.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8485.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  Sec. 8485.005.  ADDITION OR EXCLUSION OF DISTRICT
                   TERRITORY; MUNICIPAL CONSENT NOT
                   REQUIRED 
  Sec. 8485.006.  PROHIBITION AGAINST IMPAIRMENT OF
                   DISTRICT 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8485.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS 
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8485.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  SUBCHAPTER D.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY
  Sec. 8485.151.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY 
  Sec. 8485.152.  DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITY AFTER ANNEXATION 
  CHAPTER 8485.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 13
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8485.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  district.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Williamson County Municipal
  Utility District No. 13. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Secs. 1(1),
  (3); New.)
         Sec. 8485.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. (a)  The district is a
  municipal utility district in Williamson County created under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (b)  The district is a political subdivision of this state.  
  (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Secs. 2(a) (part), (b), 3(b)
  (part).)
         Sec. 8485.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the district
  will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the
  district under powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Secs. 3(a), (b) (part), (c).)
         Sec. 8485.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 4, Chapter 760, Acts
  of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or the
  board. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Sec. 5; New.)
         Sec. 8485.005.  ADDITION OR EXCLUSION OF DISTRICT TERRITORY;
  MUNICIPAL CONSENT NOT REQUIRED. The district may add or exclude
  land in the manner provided by Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code,
  without the consent of any municipality.  (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch.
  760, Sec. 13(b).)
         Sec. 8485.006.  PROHIBITION AGAINST IMPAIRMENT OF DISTRICT.
  A municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the district
  is located may not take any action, including adopting an ordinance
  or resolution, that:
               (1)  impairs the district's ability to exercise the
  district's powers under this chapter; or
               (2)  limits the district's ability to finance,
  construct, or operate the district's water, wastewater, or drainage
  systems. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Sec. 12.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8485.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a)  The
  district is governed by a board of five directors.
         (b)  Directors serve staggered four-year terms. (Acts 78th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Secs. 7(a), (d).)
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8485.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges,
  functions, and duties provided by general law, including Chapters
  49 and 54, Water Code, applicable to a municipal utility district
  created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Sec. 11; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER D.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY
         Sec. 8485.151.  ANNEXATION BY MUNICIPALITY. A municipality
  may annex the district on the earlier of:
               (1)  the date of installation of 90 percent of all
  works, improvements, facilities, plants, equipment, and appliances
  necessary and adequate to:
                     (A)  provide service to the proposed development
  in the district;
                     (B)  accomplish the purposes for which the
  district was created; and
                     (C)  exercise the powers provided by general law
  and this chapter; or
               (2)  the 20th anniversary of the date the district was
  confirmed. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Sec. 13(a).)
         Sec. 8485.152.  DUTIES OF MUNICIPALITY AFTER ANNEXATION. If
  a municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the district
  is located annexes the district for full or limited purposes and the
  annexation precludes or impairs the ability of the district to
  issue bonds, the municipality shall:
               (1)  simultaneously with the annexation, pay in cash to
  the landowner or developer of the district a sum equal to all actual
  costs and expenses incurred by the landowner or developer in
  connection with the district that:
                     (A)  the district has agreed in writing to pay;
  and
                     (B)  would otherwise have been eligible for
  reimbursement from bond proceeds under the rules and requirements
  of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as those rules and
  requirements exist on the date of annexation; and
               (2)  after the annexation, install all necessary water,
  wastewater, and drainage facilities to serve full buildout of
  development in the district. (Acts 78th Leg., R.S., Ch. 760, Secs.
  1(2), 14.)
  CHAPTER 8486.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY WATER, SEWER, IRRIGATION, AND
  DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8486.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8486.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 8486.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 8486.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 8486.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8486.052.  BOARD VACANCY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8486.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
                   DUTIES 
  CHAPTER 8486.  WILLIAMSON COUNTY WATER, SEWER, IRRIGATION, AND
  DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 3
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8486.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a board member.
               (3)  "District" means the Williamson County Water,
  Sewer, Irrigation, and Drainage District No. 3. (Acts 70th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 650, Sec. 2; New.)
         Sec. 8486.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Williamson County,
  created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  70th Leg., R.S., Ch. 650, Sec. 1(a) (part).)
         Sec. 8486.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The creation of the district is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  70th Leg., R.S., Ch. 650, Secs. 1(b), 5.)
         Sec. 8486.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 650, Acts
  of the 70th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (3)  the legality or operation of the district or its
  governing body. (Acts 70th Leg., R.S., Ch. 650, Sec. 4; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 8486.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The district is
  governed by a board of five elected directors. (Acts 70th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 650, Secs. 7(a), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 8486.052.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall
  appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever
  the number of qualified directors is fewer than three. (Acts 70th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 650, Sec. 7(e) (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8486.101.  MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
  DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, duties,
  and functions provided by general law applicable to a municipal
  utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49, 50, and 54, Water Code. (Acts
  70th Leg., R.S., Ch. 650, Sec. 6(a) (part).)
         SECTION 1.05.  Subtitle G, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapter 8506 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 8506.  UPPER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8506.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 8506.002.  CREATION AND NATURE OF AUTHORITY 
  Sec. 8506.003.  TERRITORY 
  Sec. 8506.004.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS; ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8506.051.  MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD 
  Sec. 8506.052.  TERMS 
  Sec. 8506.053.  REMOVAL 
  Sec. 8506.054.  VACANCY 
  Sec. 8506.055.  VOTING REQUIREMENT 
  Sec. 8506.056.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES 
  Sec. 8506.057.  SURETY BONDS 
  Sec. 8506.058.  AUTHORITY'S OFFICE AND DOMICILE 
  Sec. 8506.059.  CONFLICT OF INTEREST; CRIMINAL PENALTY 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 8506.101.  GENERAL POWERS 
  Sec. 8506.102.  POWERS RELATED TO WATER OF COLORADO
                   RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES 
  Sec. 8506.103.  SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER OUTSIDE
                   BOUNDARIES OF AUTHORITY 
  Sec. 8506.104.  DEVELOPMENT, GENERATION, DISTRIBUTION,
                   AND SALE OF WATER POWER AND ELECTRIC
                   ENERGY 
  Sec. 8506.105.  PREVENTION OF DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR
                   PROPERTY 
  Sec. 8506.106.  FORESTATION AND REFORESTATION;
                   PREVENTION OF SOIL EROSION AND FLOODS 
  Sec. 8506.107.  AUTHORITY PROPERTY; EMINENT DOMAIN 
  Sec. 8506.108.  SALE, LEASE, MORTGAGE, OR OTHER
                   DISPOSITION OF AUTHORITY PROPERTY 
  Sec. 8506.109.  OVERFLOW OR INUNDATION OF PUBLIC
                   PROPERTY; RELOCATION OF ROADS 
  Sec. 8506.110.  CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND
                   OPERATION OF FACILITIES 
  Sec. 8506.111.  SEAL 
  Sec. 8506.112.  GENERAL CONTRACT POWERS 
  Sec. 8506.113.  ADDITIONAL POWERS RELATING TO
                   CONTRACTS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS 
  Sec. 8506.114.  LIMITATIONS ON POWERS OF AUTHORITY 
  Sec. 8506.115.  PUBLIC USE OF AUTHORITY'S LAND 
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 8506.151.  DISBURSEMENT OF MONEY 
  Sec. 8506.152.  ACCOUNTS, CONTRACTS, AND OTHER RECORDS;
                   PUBLIC INSPECTION 
  Sec. 8506.153.  FILING OF COPIES OF AUDIT REPORT 
  Sec. 8506.154.  RATES AND OTHER CHARGES 
  Sec. 8506.155.  USE OF EXCESS REVENUE 
  Sec. 8506.156.  TAX OR ASSESSMENT OR PLEDGE OF CREDIT
                   OF STATE NOT AUTHORIZED BY CHAPTER 
  SUBCHAPTER E. OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO BORROWED MONEY OR GRANTS
  Sec. 8506.201.  LOANS AND GRANTS 
  Sec. 8506.202.  STATE PLEDGE REGARDING RIGHTS AND
                   REMEDIES OF BONDHOLDERS 
  Sec. 8506.203.  OBLIGATION PAYABLE FROM REVENUE 
  Sec. 8506.204.  POWER TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS 
  Sec. 8506.205.  TERMS OF ISSUANCE 
  Sec. 8506.206.  DEPOSIT OF PROCEEDS 
  Sec. 8506.207.  RESOLUTION PROVISIONS 
  Sec. 8506.208.  DEFAULT PROCEDURES 
  Sec. 8506.209.  POWER OF AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE BONDS
                   ISSUED BY AUTHORITY 
  Sec. 8506.210.  BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 
  CHAPTER 8506.  UPPER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8506.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Authority" means the Upper Colorado River
  Authority.
               (2)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  authority.
               (3)  "Director" means a member of the board. (Acts 44th
  Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 1 (part), 3(a) (part); New.)
         Sec. 8506.002.  CREATION AND NATURE OF AUTHORITY. (a)  The
  authority is created as a conservation and reclamation district and
  a state agency.
         (b)  The creation of the authority is essential to the
  accomplishment of the purposes of Section 59(a), Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 1 (part),
  18 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.003.  TERRITORY. Unless modified under Subchapter
  J, Chapter 49, Water Code, or other law, the authority's territory
  consists of that part of this state included in the boundaries of
  Coke and Tom Green Counties. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126,
  Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8506.004.  LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This
  chapter shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes. (Acts
  44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 20.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS; ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8506.051.  MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD. (a)  The board
  consists of nine directors appointed by the governor with the
  advice and consent of the senate.
         (b)  Each director must be a resident of and a freehold
  property taxpayer in this state.
         (c)  Three directors must be residents of Tom Green County,
  three directors must be residents of Coke County, and three
  directors must be residents of counties contiguous to the authority
  or a county any part of which is within 25 miles of the authority.
  (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 8506.052.  TERMS. Directors are appointed for
  staggered terms of six years with three directors' terms expiring
  on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 8506.053.  REMOVAL. A director may be removed by the
  governor for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or misconduct in
  office, after at least 10 days' written notice of the charge against
  the director and an opportunity to be heard in person or by counsel
  at a public hearing. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec.
  3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 8506.054.  VACANCY. A vacancy on the board shall be
  filled by the governor for the unexpired term. (Acts 44th Leg.,
  R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 3(a) (part).)
         Sec. 8506.055.  VOTING REQUIREMENT. (a)  Except as provided
  by this chapter or the bylaws, action may be taken by the
  affirmative vote of a majority of the directors present at a
  meeting.
         (b)  The following are valid only if authorized or ratified
  by the affirmative vote of at least five directors:
               (1)  a contract that involves an amount greater than
  $10,000 or has a duration of more than one year;
               (2)  a bond, note, or other evidence of indebtedness;
  or
               (3)  an amendment of the bylaws. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 3(b) (part).)
         Sec. 8506.056.  OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. (a)  The board
  shall select a secretary, a presiding officer, and a treasurer. The
  treasurer may also hold the office of secretary.
         (b)  The secretary shall keep accurate and complete records
  of all proceedings of the board.
         (c)  Until the board selects a secretary, or if the secretary
  is absent or unable to act, the board shall select a secretary pro
  tem.
         (d)  The presiding officer is the chief executive officer of
  the authority.
         (e)  The secretary, secretary pro tem, presiding officer,
  and treasurer have the powers and duties, hold office for the term,
  and are subject to removal in the manner provided by the bylaws.
         (f)  The board shall set the compensation of the secretary,
  secretary pro tem, presiding officer, and treasurer.
         (g)  The board may appoint other officers, agents, and
  employees, set their compensation and term of office, prescribe
  their duties and the method by which they may be removed, and
  delegate to them any of its powers and duties as it considers
  proper. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 2 (part), 4.)
         Sec. 8506.057.  SURETY BONDS. (a)  The presiding officer,
  the treasurer, and any other officer, agent, or employee of the
  authority who is charged with the collection, custody, or payment
  of authority money shall give bond conditioned on:
               (1)  the faithful performance of the person's duties;
  and
               (2)  an accounting for all money and property of the
  authority coming into the person's possession.
         (b)  The bond must be in a form and amount and with a surety
  approved by the board, and the surety on the bond must be a surety
  company authorized to do business in this state.
         (c)  The authority shall pay the premium on the bond and
  charge the premium as an operating expense.
         (d)  The bond must be payable to the board for the use and
  benefit of the authority. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126,
  Sec. 5 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.058.  AUTHORITY'S OFFICE AND DOMICILE. (a)  The
  board by majority vote shall determine the location of the
  authority's general office.
         (b)  The county in which the authority's general office is
  located is the authority's domicile.
         (c)  The presiding officer is in charge of the authority's
  general office. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.059.  CONFLICT OF INTEREST; CRIMINAL PENALTY.
  (a)  A director, officer, agent, or employee of the authority may
  not be directly or indirectly interested in a contract for the
  purchase of any property or construction of any work by or for the
  authority.
         (b)  A person commits an offense if the person violates this
  section. An offense under this subsection is a felony punishable
  by:
               (1)  a fine not to exceed $10,000;
               (2)  confinement in the institutional division of the
  Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not less than one year or
  more than 10 years; or
               (3)  both the fine and confinement. (Acts 44th Leg.,
  R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 7.)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 8506.101.  GENERAL POWERS. (a)  The authority has:
               (1)  the powers of government and the authority to
  exercise the rights, privileges, and functions specified by this
  chapter; and
               (2)  all powers, rights, privileges, and functions
  conferred by general law on any district created pursuant to
  Section 59(a), Article XVI, Texas Constitution, except as expressly
  limited by this chapter.
         (b)  The authority may perform any act necessary or
  convenient to the exercise of the powers, rights, privileges, or
  functions conferred on the authority by this chapter or any other
  law. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 1 (part), 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.102.  POWERS RELATED TO WATER OF COLORADO RIVER
  AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. Inside the boundaries of the authority, the
  authority may:
               (1)  control, store, and preserve the water of the
  Colorado River and its tributaries for any useful purpose; and
               (2)  use, distribute, and sell the water described by
  Subdivision (1) for any useful purpose. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.103.  SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER OUTSIDE
  BOUNDARIES OF AUTHORITY. The authority may:
               (1)  sell and distribute water outside the boundaries
  of the authority to any municipality for domestic, municipal, or
  irrigation purposes or to any person for municipal purposes or
  irrigation; and
               (2)  construct a flume, irrigation ditch, pipeline, or
  storage reservoir outside the authority for a purpose described by
  Subdivision (1). (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.104.  DEVELOPMENT, GENERATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND
  SALE OF WATER POWER AND ELECTRIC ENERGY. (a)  The authority may:
               (1)  develop and generate water power and electric
  energy inside the boundaries of the authority; and
               (2)  distribute and sell water power and electric
  energy inside or outside the boundaries of the authority.
         (b)  A use authorized by this section is subordinate and
  inferior to an irrigation requirement. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.105.  PREVENTION OF DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY.
  The authority may prevent or aid in the prevention of damage to
  persons or property from the water of the Colorado River and its
  tributaries. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.106.  FORESTATION AND REFORESTATION; PREVENTION
  OF SOIL EROSION AND FLOODS. In the watershed of the Colorado River
  and its tributaries, the authority may:
               (1)  forest, reforest, or aid in foresting or
  reforesting; and
               (2)  prevent or aid in the prevention of soil erosion
  and floods. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.107.  AUTHORITY PROPERTY; EMINENT DOMAIN.
  (a)  The authority may acquire, maintain, use, and operate property
  of any kind or any interest in property, inside or outside the
  boundaries of the authority, necessary or convenient to the
  exercise of the powers, rights, privileges, and functions conferred
  on the authority by this chapter.  The authority may acquire the
  property or interest in property by purchase, lease, gift, exercise
  of the power of eminent domain, or any other manner.
         (b)  The authority must exercise the power of eminent domain
  in the manner provided by:
               (1)  Chapter 21, Property Code; or
               (2)  the statutes relating to condemnation by districts
  organized under general law pursuant to Section 59(a), Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.108.  SALE, LEASE, MORTGAGE, OR OTHER DISPOSITION
  OF AUTHORITY PROPERTY. (a)  The authority may not:
               (1)  mortgage or otherwise encumber authority property
  of any kind, or any interest in authority property; or
               (2)  acquire any property or interest in property
  subject to a mortgage or conditional sale.
         (b)  Subsection (a) does not prevent pledging authority
  revenue as authorized by this chapter.
         (c)  This chapter does not authorize the sale, lease, or
  other disposition of authority property of any kind, or an interest
  in authority property, by the authority, by a receiver of any
  authority property, through a court proceeding, or otherwise.
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsection (c), the authority may sell
  for cash authority property of any kind, or an interest in authority
  property, if:
               (1)  the board, by the affirmative vote of six members
  of the board, determines that the property or interest is not
  necessary or convenient to the business of the authority and
  approves the terms of the sale; and
               (2)  the aggregate value of the properties or interests
  sold in any year does not exceed $50,000.
         (e)  It is the intent of the legislature that, except by sale
  as expressly authorized by this section, authority property or an
  interest in authority property never come into the ownership or
  control, directly or indirectly, of any person other than a public
  authority created under the laws of this state.
         (f)  Authority property is exempt from forced sale. The sale
  of authority property under a judgment rendered in a suit is
  prohibited. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 2 (part),
  14.)
         Sec. 8506.109.  OVERFLOW OR INUNDATION OF PUBLIC PROPERTY;
  RELOCATION OF ROADS. The authority may overflow and inundate any
  public land or public property and require the relocation of a road
  or highway in the manner and to the extent permitted to a district
  organized under general law pursuant to Section 59(a), Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.110.  CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION OF
  FACILITIES. The authority may construct, extend, improve,
  maintain, and reconstruct, cause to be constructed, extended,
  improved, maintained, and reconstructed, and use and operate
  facilities of any kind necessary or convenient to the exercise of
  the authority's powers, rights, privileges, and functions. (Acts
  44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.111.  SEAL. The authority may adopt and use a
  corporate seal. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.112.  GENERAL CONTRACT POWERS. The authority may
  make a contract or execute an instrument necessary or convenient to
  the exercise of the powers, rights, privileges, and functions
  conferred on the authority by this chapter. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.113.  ADDITIONAL POWERS RELATING TO CONTRACTS,
  RULES, AND REGULATIONS. The authority may enter into and carry out
  contracts or establish or comply with rules and regulations
  concerning labor and materials and other related matters in
  connection with any project the authority considers desirable or as
  requested by the United States, or any corporation or agency
  created, designated, or established by the United States, that may
  assist in the financing of the project. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 12.)
         Sec. 8506.114.  LIMITATIONS ON POWERS OF AUTHORITY.
  (a)  Notwithstanding any right or permit to use the water of the
  Colorado River and its tributaries for the generation of
  hydroelectric power that was issued by the former State Board of
  Water Engineers, was in existence as of May 2, 1935, and is acquired
  by the authority, the impounding and use of the floodwaters of the
  Colorado River and its tributaries for the generation of
  hydroelectric power by the authority or a person who succeeds to the
  rights and privileges conferred on the authority by this chapter
  are subject to the rights of any other person who before May 2,
  1935, was impounding or as of that date was putting to beneficial
  use any water for the purposes described by Sections 11.024(1) and
  (2), Water Code, if the person:
               (1)  before May 2, 1935, received a permit for that use
  from the former State Board of Water Engineers; or
               (2)  by law was permitted before May 2, 1935, to impound
  water for those purposes.
         (b)  This chapter may not be construed to subject to
  condemnation by the authority or any successor of the authority, or
  by any person who succeeds to the rights and privileges conferred on
  the authority by this chapter, any water:
               (1)  impounded or to be impounded inside or outside the
  authority under any law authorizing water to be impounded or under
  any permit granted to a municipal corporation or body politic; or
               (2)  impounded or permitted to be impounded or used
  outside the authority under a permit granted to any person.
         (c)  This chapter may not be construed to deprive any person
  of the right to impound the water of the Colorado River or its
  tributaries for domestic or municipal purposes or to repeal any law
  granting such a right to a person.
         (d)  The rights of the authority to impound, use, or sell the
  water of the Colorado River and its tributaries for the generation
  of hydroelectric power are subordinate and inferior to the rights
  of:
               (1)  municipalities situated in the watershed of the
  Colorado River and its tributaries to build dams and impound
  floodwaters for municipal purposes; and
               (2)  any residents of this state or bodies politic to
  build dams and impound the floodwaters in the watershed of the
  Colorado River and its tributaries for domestic purposes and for
  the purposes of irrigation.
         (e)  The title to any right, property, license, franchise, or
  permit acquired by the authority is subject to the limitations
  imposed by Subsection (d). (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126,
  Secs. 2 (part), 2-a.)
         Sec. 8506.115.  PUBLIC USE OF AUTHORITY'S LAND. (a)  The
  authority may not prevent free public use of its land for
  recreational purposes, hunting, or fishing except:
               (1)  at such points where, in the opinion of the board,
  the use would interfere with the proper conduct of the business;
               (2)  in connection with the enforcement of sanitary
  regulations; or
               (3)  to protect the public's health.
         (b)  All public rights-of-way not traversing the areas to be
  flooded by the impounded waters shall remain open as a way of free
  public passage to and from the lakes created, and a charge may not
  be made to the public for the right to engage in hunting, fishing,
  boating, or swimming thereon.
         (c)  On notice by a resident of this state of a violation of
  this section, the attorney general shall institute the proper legal
  proceedings to require the authority or its successor to comply
  with this section.
         (d)  If the authority sells any of the authority's land
  bordering a lake created under this chapter, the authority shall
  retain in each tract a strip 80 feet wide abutting the high-water
  line of the lake for the purpose of passage and use by the public for
  public sports and amusements. This subsection does not apply to a
  sale of land by the authority to a state or federal agency to be used
  for game or fish sanctuaries, preserves, or for propagation
  purposes. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 15.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 8506.151.  DISBURSEMENT OF MONEY. The authority may
  disburse its money only by a check, draft, order, or other
  instrument signed by a person authorized to sign the instrument by
  the bylaws or a resolution in which at least five directors concur.
  (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 5 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.152.  ACCOUNTS, CONTRACTS, AND OTHER RECORDS;
  PUBLIC INSPECTION. (a)  The authority shall keep complete and
  accurate accounts conforming to approved methods of bookkeeping.
         (b)  The accounts and all contracts, documents, and records
  of the authority shall be kept at the principal office of the
  authority.
         (c)  The contracts shall be open to public inspection at all
  reasonable times. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 6
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.153.  FILING OF COPIES OF AUDIT REPORT. Copies of
  the audit report prepared under Subchapter G, Chapter 49, Water
  Code, shall be certified to by the accountant who performed the
  audit and filed:
               (1)  as required by Section 49.194, Water Code; and
               (2)  with the comptroller. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S.,
  G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 6 (part); New.)
         Sec. 8506.154.  RATES AND OTHER CHARGES. (a)  The board
  shall establish and collect rates and other charges for the sale or
  use of water, water connections, power, electric energy, or other
  services sold, provided, or supplied by the authority.
         (b)  The rates and charges must be reasonable,
  nondiscriminatory, and sufficient to provide revenue adequate to:
               (1)  pay all expenses necessary to the operation and
  maintenance of the properties and facilities of the authority;
               (2)  pay the interest on and the principal of all bonds
  issued under this chapter or its predecessor statute when and as
  they become due and payable;
               (3)  pay all sinking fund or reserve fund payments
  agreed to be made with respect to bonds issued under this chapter or
  its predecessor statute and payable out of that revenue when and as
  they become due and payable; and
               (4)  fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the
  holders of bonds issued under this chapter or its predecessor
  statute or with any person in their behalf.
         (c)  The rates and charges may not exceed what may be
  necessary to fulfill the obligations imposed on the authority by
  this chapter. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 8 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.155.  USE OF EXCESS REVENUE. If the authority
  receives revenue in excess of that required for the purposes
  specified by Section 8506.154(b), the board may:
               (1)  use the excess revenue to:
                     (A)  establish a reasonable depreciation and
  emergency fund; or
                     (B)  retire bonds issued under this chapter or its
  predecessor statute by purchase and cancellation or redemption; or
               (2)  apply the excess revenue to any corporate purpose.
  (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 8 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.156.  TAX OR ASSESSMENT OR PLEDGE OF CREDIT OF
  STATE NOT AUTHORIZED BY CHAPTER. This chapter does not authorize
  the authority to:
               (1)  levy or collect a tax or assessment;
               (2)  create any debt payable out of taxes or
  assessments; or
               (3)  in any way pledge the credit of this state. (Acts
  44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 1 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER E. OBLIGATIONS RELATING TO BORROWED MONEY OR GRANTS
         Sec. 8506.201.  LOANS AND GRANTS. The authority may:
               (1)  borrow money for the authority's corporate
  purposes;
               (2)  borrow money or accept a grant from the United
  States and, in connection with the loan or grant, enter into any
  agreement the United States or the corporation or agency may
  require; and
               (3)  make and issue bonds for money borrowed, in the
  manner and to the extent provided by Sections 8506.204, 8506.205,
  8506.206, 8506.207, and 8506.208. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch.
  126, Sec. 2 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.202.  STATE PLEDGE REGARDING RIGHTS AND REMEDIES
  OF BONDHOLDERS. This chapter does not deprive this state of its
  power to regulate and control rates or charges to be collected for
  the use of water, water connections, power, electric energy, or
  another service. The state pledges to and agrees with the
  purchasers and successive holders of the bonds issued under this
  chapter that the state will not limit or alter the power this
  chapter gives the authority to establish and collect rates and
  charges that will produce revenue sufficient to pay the items
  specified by Section 8506.154(b) or in any way impair the rights or
  remedies of the holders of the bonds, or of any person in their
  behalf, until the following are fully met and discharged:
               (1)  the bonds;
               (2)  the interest on the bonds;
               (3)  interest on unpaid installments of interest;
               (4)  all costs and expenses in connection with any
  action or proceedings by or on behalf of the bondholders; and
               (5)  all other obligations of the authority in
  connection with the bonds. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126,
  Sec. 8 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.203.  OBLIGATION PAYABLE FROM REVENUE. A debt,
  liability, or obligation of the authority for the payment of money,
  however entered into or incurred and whether arising from an
  express or implied contract or otherwise, is payable solely:
               (1)  out of the revenue received by the authority with
  respect to its properties, subject to any prior lien on the revenue
  conferred by any resolution previously adopted as provided by this
  chapter authorizing the issuance of bonds; or
               (2)  if the board so determines, out of the proceeds of
  sale by the authority of bonds payable solely from revenue
  described by Subdivision (1). (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126,
  Sec. 9.)
         Sec. 8506.204.  POWER TO ISSUE REVENUE BONDS. (a)  The
  authority may issue revenue bonds for any corporate purpose in any
  amount authorized by the directors but not to exceed an aggregate
  principal amount of $6 million.
         (b)  The bonds may be secured only by a pledge of the amounts
  granted or donated by this state or out of any other current revenue
  of the district, which amounts shall be paid to the legal holders of
  the bonds.
         (c)  The bonds must be authorized by a board resolution.
  (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Secs. 2 (part), 10 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.205.  TERMS OF ISSUANCE. Authority bonds may be:
               (1)  sold for cash;
               (2)  issued on terms the board determines in exchange
  for property of any kind, or any interest in property, that the
  board considers necessary or convenient for the corporate purpose
  for which the bonds are issued; or
               (3)  issued in exchange for like principal amounts of
  other obligations of the authority, whether matured or unmatured.
  (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.206.  DEPOSIT OF PROCEEDS. The proceeds of sale of
  authority bonds shall be deposited in one or more banks or trust
  companies, and shall be paid out according to the terms, on which
  the authority and the purchasers of the bonds agree. (Acts 44th
  Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 8506.207.  RESOLUTION PROVISIONS. (a)  A resolution
  authorizing bonds may contain provisions approved by the board that
  are not inconsistent with this chapter, including provisions:
               (1)  reserving the right to redeem the bonds at the time
  or times, in the amounts, and at the prices, not exceeding 105
  percent of the principal amount of the bonds, plus accrued
  interest, as may be provided;
               (2)  providing for the setting aside of sinking funds
  or reserve funds and the regulation and disposition of those funds;
               (3)  pledging, to secure the payment of the principal
  of and interest on the bonds and of the sinking fund or reserve fund
  payments agreed to be made with respect to the bonds:
                     (A)  all or any part of the gross or net revenue
  subsequently received by the authority with respect to the property
  to be acquired or constructed with the bonds or the proceeds of the
  bonds; or
                     (B)  all or any part of the gross or net revenue
  subsequently received by the authority from any source;
               (4)  prescribing the purposes to which the bonds or any
  bonds subsequently to be issued, or the proceeds of the bonds, may
  be applied;
               (5)  agreeing to set and collect rates and charges
  sufficient to produce revenue adequate to pay the items specified
  by Section 8506.154(b) and prescribing the use and disposition of
  all revenue;
               (6)  prescribing limitations on the issuance of
  additional bonds and on the agreements that may be made with the
  purchasers and successive holders of those bonds;
               (7)  regarding the construction, extension,
  improvement, reconstruction, operation, maintenance, and repair of
  the properties of the authority and the carrying of insurance on all
  or any part of those properties covering loss or damage or loss of
  use and occupancy resulting from specified risks;
               (8)  setting the procedure, if any, by which, if the
  authority so desires, the terms of a contract with the bondholders
  may be amended or abrogated, the amount of bonds the holders of
  which must consent to that amendment or abrogation, and the manner
  in which the consent may be given; and
               (9)  providing for the execution and delivery by the
  authority to a bank or trust company authorized by law to accept
  trusts, or to the United States or any officer of the United States,
  of indentures and agreements for the benefit of the bondholders
  setting forth any or all of the agreements authorized by this
  chapter to be made with or for the benefit of the bondholders and
  any other provisions that are customary in such indentures or
  agreements.
         (b)  A provision authorized by this section that is contained
  in a bond resolution is part of the contract between the authority
  and the bondholders. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 10
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.208.  DEFAULT PROCEDURES. (a)  This section
  applies only to a default in:
               (1)  the payment of the interest on bonds as the
  interest becomes due and payable;
               (2)  the payment of the principal of bonds as they
  become due and payable, whether at maturity, by call for
  redemption, or otherwise; or
               (3)  the performance of an agreement made with the
  purchasers or successive holders of bonds.
         (b)  A resolution authorizing bonds and any indenture or
  agreement entered into under the resolution may provide that in the
  event of a default described by Subsection (a) that continues for a
  period, if any, prescribed by the resolution, the trustee under the
  indenture entered into with respect to the bonds authorized by the
  resolution, or, if there is no indenture, a trustee appointed in the
  manner provided in the resolution by the holders of 25 percent in
  aggregate principal amount of the bonds authorized by the
  resolution and then outstanding may, and on the written request of
  the holders of 25 percent in aggregate principal amount of the bonds
  authorized by the resolution then outstanding, shall, in the
  trustee's own name, but for the equal and proportionate benefit of
  the holders of all of the bonds, and with or without having
  possession of the bonds:
               (1)  by mandamus or other suit, action, or proceeding
  at law or in equity, enforce all rights of the bondholders;
               (2)  bring suit on the bonds or the appurtenant
  coupons;
               (3)  by action or suit in equity, require the authority
  to account as if it were the trustee of an express trust for the
  bondholders;
               (4)  by action or suit in equity, enjoin any acts or
  things that may be unlawful or in violation of the rights of the
  bondholders; or
               (5)  after such notice to the authority as the
  resolution may provide, declare the principal of all of the bonds
  due and payable, and if all defaults have been made good, then with
  the written consent of the holders of 25 percent in aggregate
  principal amount of the bonds then outstanding, annul the
  declaration and its consequences.
         (c)  Notwithstanding Subsection (b), the holders of more
  than a majority in principal amount of the bonds authorized by the
  resolution and then outstanding, by written instrument delivered to
  the trustee, are entitled to direct and control any and all action
  taken or to be taken by the trustee under this section.
         (d)  A resolution, indenture, or agreement relating to bonds
  may provide that in a suit, action, or proceeding under this
  section, the trustee, whether or not all of the bonds have been
  declared due and payable and with or without possession of any of
  the bonds, is entitled to the appointment of a receiver who may:
               (1)  enter and take possession of all or any part of the
  properties of the authority;
               (2)  operate and maintain the properties;
               (3)  set, collect, and receive rates and charges
  sufficient to provide revenue adequate to pay the items specified
  by Section 8506.154(b) and the costs and disbursements of the suit,
  action, or proceeding; and
               (4)  apply the revenue in conformity with this chapter
  and the resolution authorizing the bonds.
         (e)  In a suit, action, or proceeding by a trustee under this
  section, the reasonable fees, attorney's fees, and expenses of the
  trustee and of the receiver, if any, constitute taxable
  disbursements, and all costs and disbursements allowed by the court
  are a first charge on any revenue pledged to secure the payment of
  the bonds.
         (f)  The courts of the county in which the authority is
  domiciled have jurisdiction of a suit, action, or proceeding by a
  trustee on behalf of the bondholders and of all property involved in
  the suit, action, or proceeding.
         (g)  In addition to the powers specifically provided by this
  section, a trustee has all powers necessary or appropriate for the
  exercise of the powers specifically provided or incident to the
  general representation of the bondholders in the enforcement of
  their rights. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 10
  (part).)
         Sec. 8506.209.  POWER OF AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE BONDS ISSUED
  BY AUTHORITY. (a)  Using any money available for the purpose, the
  authority may purchase bonds issued by it at a price not exceeding
  the redemption price applicable at the time of purchase, or, if the
  bonds are not redeemable, at a price not exceeding the principal
  amount of the bonds plus accrued interest.
         (b)  All bonds purchased under this section shall be
  canceled, and bonds may not be issued in lieu of those bonds. (Acts
  44th Leg., R.S., G.L., Ch. 126, Sec. 13.)
         Sec. 8506.210.  BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. A bond issued
  under this chapter and the interest on the bond is exempt from
  taxation, except inheritance taxes, by this state or by any
  political subdivision of this state. (Acts 44th Leg., R.S., G.L.,
  Ch. 126, Sec. 16.)
         SECTION 1.06.  Subtitle I, Title 6, Special District Local
  Laws Code, is amended by adding Chapters 9020, 9023, 9028, 9045,
  9049, 9050, 9051, 9052, 9053, 9055, 9056, 9057, 9059, 9060, 9061,
  9062, and 9063 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 9020.  DONAHOE CREEK WATERSHED AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9020.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 9020.002.  NATURE OF AUTHORITY 
  Sec. 9020.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PURPOSE 
  Sec. 9020.004.  AUTHORITY TERRITORY 
  Sec. 9020.005.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER WATER CONTROL
                   AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LAW 
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 9020.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 9020.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 9020.101.  GENERAL POWERS 
  Sec. 9020.102.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
                   POWERS 
  Sec. 9020.103.  CONTROL OF WATER AND FLOODWATER;
                   RECLAMATION 
  Sec. 9020.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  SUBCHAPTER D. TAXES
  Sec. 9020.151.  IMPOSITION OF MAINTENANCE TAX; ELECTION
                   PROCEDURE 
  Sec. 9020.152.  MAINTENANCE TAX RATE 
  Sec. 9020.153.  HEARING ON CHANGE IN METHOD OF
                   TAXATION; LIMITATION 
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
  Sec. 9020.201.  ISSUANCE OF BONDS 
  Sec. 9020.202.  PLEDGE OF REVENUE TO PAY BONDS 
  CHAPTER 9020.  DONAHOE CREEK WATERSHED AUTHORITY
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 9020.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Authority" means the Donahoe Creek Watershed
  Authority.
               (2)  "Board" means the board of directors of the
  authority.
               (3)  "Director" means a member of the board. (Acts 55th
  Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 9020.002.  NATURE OF AUTHORITY. The authority is a
  conservation and reclamation district in portions of Bell, Milam,
  and Williamson Counties. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 1
  (part).)
         Sec. 9020.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PURPOSE. (a)  All
  territory included in the authority will benefit from the works and
  projects accomplished by the authority under the powers conferred
  by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (b)  The creation of the authority is essential to accomplish
  the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts
  55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Secs. 1 (part), 2 (part).)
         Sec. 9020.004.  AUTHORITY TERRITORY. The authority is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 29, Acts
  of the 55th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1957, as that
  territory may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter O, Chapter 51, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec.
  1 (part); New.)
         Sec. 9020.005.  APPLICABILITY OF OTHER WATER CONTROL AND
  IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT LAW. Except as provided by this chapter,
  general laws pertaining to water control and improvement districts
  govern the authority. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 13.)
  SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 9020.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  six elected directors. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 14
  (part).)
         Sec. 9020.052.  QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE. (a)  Each
  director of the authority must:
               (1)  be a landowner within the authority; and
               (2)  reside in Bell, Milam, or Williamson County.
         (b)  A director who fails to meet the requirements of
  Subsection (a) during the director's tenure in office shall vacate
  that office. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 14 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 9020.101.  GENERAL POWERS. The authority may exercise
  the rights, privileges, and functions provided by this chapter.
  (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 9020.102.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  POWERS. In exercising the power for which the authority is created,
  the authority has the powers conferred by general law on water
  control and improvement districts, including the power to:
               (1)  construct, acquire, improve, maintain, and repair
  a dam or other structure; and
               (2)  acquire land, easements, equipment, or other
  property needed to use, control, and distribute water that may be
  impounded, diverted, or controlled by the authority. (Acts 55th
  Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 5.)
         Sec. 9020.103.  CONTROL OF WATER AND FLOODWATER;
  RECLAMATION. The authority may:
               (1)  control, store, preserve, and distribute the water
  and floodwater in the authority for the irrigation of arid land,
  conservation, preservation, reclamation, and drainage of the lands
  in the authority;
               (2)  carry out flood prevention measures to prevent
  damage to the land and other property in the authority; and
               (3)  reclaim lands heretofore damaged because of the
  prior failure to provide the facilities authorized to be
  constructed under this chapter. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29,
  Sec. 4.)
         Sec. 9020.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY. If
  the authority's exercise of the power of eminent domain, the power
  of relocation, or any other power granted under this chapter makes
  necessary relocating, raising, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a highway, railroad, electric
  transmission line, telephone or telegraph property or facility, or
  pipeline, the necessary action shall be accomplished at the sole
  expense of the authority. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec.
  11a.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. TAXES
         Sec. 9020.151.  IMPOSITION OF MAINTENANCE TAX; ELECTION
  PROCEDURE. (a)  The authority may impose a maintenance tax for the
  purpose of maintaining structures, channeling, or other
  improvements constructed by the authority or others in cooperation
  with the authority.
         (b)  A maintenance tax election shall be called and notice
  given in the same manner as for a bond election.
         (c)  This chapter does not prevent the calling of a
  subsequent maintenance tax election to establish or increase the
  amount of tax if the board determines that a maintenance tax
  election is required. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 8
  (part).)
         Sec. 9020.152.  MAINTENANCE TAX RATE. In calling a
  maintenance tax election, the board must specify the maximum
  proposed tax rate. To impose a maintenance tax at a rate that
  exceeds the maximum proposed rate approved by the voters, the board
  must submit the question of a tax rate increase to the voters.
  (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 8 (part).)
         Sec. 9020.153.  HEARING ON CHANGE IN METHOD OF TAXATION;
  LIMITATION. (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b), the
  authority may call a hearing, in the same manner as for the adoption
  of the original plan of taxation, to consider changing the method of
  taxation.
         (b)  After authority bonds are approved by the attorney
  general or district court, the authority may not change its plan of
  taxation. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 10.)
  SUBCHAPTER E. BONDS
         Sec. 9020.201.  ISSUANCE OF BONDS. To accomplish an
  authority purpose, the authority may issue bonds as provided by
  general law for water control and improvement districts to acquire
  money necessary to furnish land or easements or permanent
  improvements on the land or easements. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st C.S.,
  Ch. 29, Secs. 8 (part), 11 (part), 12 (part).)
         Sec. 9020.202.  PLEDGE OF REVENUE TO PAY BONDS. When the
  board selects a plan of taxation, the board may pledge authority
  revenue to pay bonds authorized by voters. (Acts 55th Leg., 1st
  C.S., Ch. 29, Sec. 9.)
  CHAPTER 9023.  DUVAL COUNTY CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9023.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 9023.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 9023.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 9023.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 9023.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 9023.052.  ELECTION OF DIRECTORS 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 9023.101.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
                   POWERS 
  Sec. 9023.102.  GENERAL CONTRACT POWERS 
  Sec. 9023.103.  ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY 
  Sec. 9023.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  Sec. 9023.105.  WATER PERMIT ACQUIRED FROM MUNICIPALITY 
  SUBCHAPTER D.  BONDS
  Sec. 9023.151.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS 
  Sec. 9023.152.  CERTAIN BOND COVENANTS AUTHORIZED 
  Sec. 9023.153.  MATURITY 
  Sec. 9023.154.  USE OF BOND PROCEEDS 
  Sec. 9023.155.  BONDS SECURED BY REVENUE; ADDITIONAL
                   BONDS 
  Sec. 9023.156.  BONDS SECURED BY AD VALOREM TAXES 
  Sec. 9023.157.  REFUNDING BONDS 
  SUBCHAPTER E.  DISANNEXATION OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORY
  Sec. 9023.201.  DEFINITION 
  Sec. 9023.202.  DISANNEXATION OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORY 
  Sec. 9023.203.  PETITION 
  Sec. 9023.204.  ELECTION ORDER 
  Sec. 9023.205.  BALLOT 
  Sec. 9023.206.  ELECTION 
  Sec. 9023.207.  BOARD VOTE 
  Sec. 9023.208.  APPOINTMENT OF MASTER 
  Sec. 9023.209.  DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY, RECEIVABLES,
                   AND OTHER ASSETS 
  Sec. 9023.210.  PROVISION OF SERVICES OUTSIDE
                   DISANNEXED MUNICIPAL TERRITORY 
  CHAPTER 9023.  DUVAL COUNTY CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 9023.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a member of the board.
               (3)  "District" means the Duval County Conservation and
  Reclamation District.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 1
  (part); New.)
         Sec. 9023.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is:
               (1)  a conservation and reclamation district under
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution; and
               (2)  a municipal corporation. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 398, Secs. 1 (part), 13 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land included in the boundaries of the district will
  benefit from that inclusion.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 51st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 398, Secs. 4 (part), 13 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 1, Chapter 398, Acts
  of the 51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter O, Chapter 51, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code;
               (3)  Subchapter E or the relevant parts of its
  predecessor statute, former Section 4A, Chapter 398, Acts of the
  51st Legislature, Regular Session, 1949; or
               (4)  other law.  (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 9023.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of four elected directors. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Secs.
  3(a) (part), (b) (part), (g).)
         Sec. 9023.052.  ELECTION OF DIRECTORS. (a)  Directors are
  elected to positions according to the place system as provided by
  this section.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c):
               (1)  a director elected to place 1 or 2 must be a
  resident of Benavides and be elected by the voters of the district
  who reside in Benavides and its extraterritorial jurisdiction; and
               (2)  a director elected to place 3 or 4 must be a
  resident of, and be elected by the voters of the district who reside
  in, the part of Duval County that is not within:
                     (A)  the corporate limits or extraterritorial
  jurisdiction of San Diego or Benavides; or
                     (B)  the Freer Water Control and Improvement
  District.
         (c)  If Benavides and the area within its extraterritorial
  jurisdiction disannex under Subchapter E:
               (1)  a director who represents Benavides and the area
  within its extraterritorial jurisdiction ceases to be a director on
  the date disannexation takes effect;
               (2)  the remaining directors as soon as possible shall
  order a special election to elect the appropriate number of
  directors to fill the unexpired terms if the disannexation results
  in vacancies on the board; and
               (3)  a director for each place on the board must be a
  resident of the part of Duval County that is not within:
                     (A)  the corporate limits or extraterritorial
  jurisdiction of San Diego or Benavides; or
                     (B)  the Freer Water Control and Improvement
  District. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Secs. 3(b) (part), (e),
  (f).)
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 9023.101.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  POWERS. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, and
  duties provided by general law applicable to a water control and
  improvement district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 51, Water Code. (Acts 51st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 2 (part); New.)
         Sec. 9023.102.  GENERAL CONTRACT POWERS. The board may
  enter into a contract with any individual or any public or private
  corporation, inside or outside the district, that the board
  considers advisable and expedient to accomplish the district's
  purposes.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 11 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.103.  ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY. The district may
  acquire property not already devoted to public use in the district
  that the board considers necessary to accomplish the district's
  objectives.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 9 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY. If
  the district's exercise of the power of eminent domain, the power of
  relocation, or any other power granted by this chapter, makes
  necessary relocating, raising, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a highway, railroad, electric
  transmission line, pipeline, or telegraph or telephone property or
  facility, the necessary action shall be accomplished at the sole
  expense of the district. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 9
  (part).)
         Sec. 9023.105.  WATER PERMIT ACQUIRED FROM MUNICIPALITY. A
  water permit acquired by the district from a municipality in the
  district must be acquired subject to a provision that, in case of a
  shortage of water supply, the municipality has a right to receive
  water from the district that is superior to the right of anyone else
  to use water.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 12 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER D.  BONDS
         Sec. 9023.151.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS. The district may
  issue bonds pursuant to a board resolution for any purpose
  permitted to water control and improvement districts, including the
  acquisition by construction or otherwise of plants and improvements
  for storing, treating, purifying, protecting, transporting,
  transmitting, delivering, and disposing of, through sale or
  otherwise, flood, storm, flow, or underground water for lawful
  uses. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 5 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.152.  CERTAIN BOND COVENANTS AUTHORIZED. A
  resolution authorizing the issuance of district bonds may contain
  any covenant the board considers necessary to ensure:
               (1)  the creation and maintenance of proper reserves;
  and
               (2)  the payment of the principal of and interest on the
  bonds. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 5 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.153.  MATURITY. District bonds, including
  refunding bonds, must mature not later than 40 years after the date
  of their issuance. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 5 (part).)
         Sec. 9023.154.  USE OF BOND PROCEEDS. The district may
  appropriate and pay from the proceeds of the sale of bonds the
  interest to accrue on the bonds for a period not to exceed three
  years from their date.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 5
  (part).)
         Sec. 9023.155.  BONDS SECURED BY REVENUE; ADDITIONAL BONDS.
  (a)  In this section, "net revenues" means all income or increment
  from the ownership and operation of improvements and facilities
  operated by the district, minus the amount reasonably required to
  provide for the administration, efficient operation, and adequate
  maintenance of the improvements and facilities. The term does not
  include money derived from taxation.
         (b)  District bonds may be secured by:
               (1)  a pledge of the district's net revenues; or
               (2)  a pledge of the district's net revenues and the
  imposition of a continuing ad valorem tax described by Section
  9023.156.
         (c)  The district may issue bonds secured as provided by
  Subsection (b)(1) without submitting the question of the issuance
  to an election.
         (d)  The district may not issue bonds secured as provided by
  Subsection (b)(2) unless the bonds are authorized by a majority of
  the votes cast in an election in the district.
         (e)  Within the board's discretion, the bonds may also be
  secured by a lien on the physical properties of the district.
         (f)  The district may execute contracts, evidences of
  pledge, deeds of trust, trust indentures, and other instruments
  that fix a lien on net revenues and the physical properties of the
  district that the board, in its discretion, determines are
  necessary or convenient to evidence and secure the obligation of
  the district to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.
         (g)  The resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds
  secured by a pledge of net revenues may:
               (1)  contain the conditions under which additional
  bonds secured by a pledge of net revenues may be subsequently
  issued;
               (2)  prescribe the conditions under which the district
  has the right to release the lien on net revenues and on the
  district's physical properties, if encumbered, by depositing at the
  bank or place of payment money sufficient to pay:
                     (A)  the principal of and interest on the bonds to
  the date on which the bonds may become optional and any premium
  payment stipulated in the resolution; or
                     (B)  the principal of and interest on the bonds to
  maturity if an option of prior payment is not reserved; or
               (3)  prescribe the conditions under which the
  continuing ad valorem tax described by Section 9023.156, if any, to
  be collected in any year during which any of the bonds are
  outstanding may be reduced or omitted when net revenues are
  sufficient to provide the money necessary for principal, interest,
  and reserve requirements prescribed by this subchapter.
         (h)  Additional bonds described by Subsection (g)(1) must be
  secured by a lien and pledge of net revenues that is inferior to the
  lien and pledge securing the bonds originally issued unless the
  additional bonds are issued in full compliance with the
  restrictions applicable to additional bonds on a parity with the
  bonds originally issued.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Secs. 7,
  8.)
         Sec. 9023.156.  BONDS SECURED BY AD VALOREM TAXES.
  (a)  This section does not apply to district bonds secured only by a
  pledge of net revenues as defined by Section 9023.155(a).
         (b)  If bonds have been voted, the board shall impose a
  continuing ad valorem tax on all property in the district
  sufficient:
               (1)  to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds
  as the principal and interest respectively mature;
               (2)  to create and maintain any reserve required by the
  resolution or resolutions authorizing the issuance of the bonds;
               (3)  to pay the expense of assessing and collecting the
  tax; and
               (4)  for anticipated delinquencies in the tax payments.
         (c)  The board annually shall determine and set or cause to
  be determined and set the rate of the ad valorem tax to be imposed
  under this section. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 6.)
         Sec. 9023.157.  REFUNDING BONDS. (a)  The district may
  issue refunding bonds without an election.
         (b)  District bonds may be refunded by:
               (1)  the issuance and delivery to holders of refunding
  bonds in lieu of the outstanding bonds; or
               (2)  the sale of refunding bonds and the use of the
  proceeds for retiring the outstanding bonds.  (Acts 51st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 5 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER E.  DISANNEXATION OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORY
         Sec. 9023.201.  DEFINITION. In this subchapter,  "municipal
  territory" means the territory located in the corporate boundaries
  and the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality located in
  the district.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Secs. 4A(a) (part),
  (b) (part).)
         Sec. 9023.202.  DISANNEXATION OF MUNICIPAL TERRITORY.
  Municipal territory may be disannexed from the district under this
  subchapter on petition for an election on disannexation and a vote
  in favor of the disannexation by the majority of voters voting at an
  election ordered for that purpose.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398,
  Sec. 4A(a) (part).)
         Sec. 9023.203.  PETITION. (a)  A petition for an election
  to disannex municipal territory under this subchapter must:
               (1)  be signed by at least the lesser of 250 registered
  voters of the district who are residents of the municipal territory
  or a number of registered voters equal to five percent of the total
  votes cast in the municipal territory in the most recent district
  election;
               (2)  state that the purpose of the petition is to order
  an election to determine whether the municipal territory should be
  disannexed; and
               (3)  include each petitioner's:
                     (A)  signature;
                     (B)  printed name;
                     (C)  address;
                     (D)  voting precinct;
                     (E)  voter certificate number; and
                     (F)  date of signing.
         (b)  The petition must be filed with the district manager.
         (c)  Not later than the 30th day after the date the petition
  is filed, the district manager shall:
               (1)  verify the validity of the petition; and
               (2)  determine whether the petition contains the number
  of signatures required to order an election. (Acts 51st Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 398, Secs. 4A(a) (part), (b) (part).)
         Sec. 9023.204.  ELECTION ORDER. (a)  The board shall order
  an election for the purpose of disannexation of municipal territory
  under this subchapter if the district manager certifies the number
  of signatures required for ordering the election.
         (b)  The board shall order the election not later than the
  90th day after the date the district manager certifies the
  sufficiency of the petition.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec.
  4A(b) (part).)
         Sec. 9023.205.  BALLOT. The ballot for an election under
  this subchapter must permit voting for one of the following three
  propositions:
               (1)  "The City of (name of municipality) and the area
  within the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction shall not be
  disannexed from the Duval County Conservation and Reclamation
  District";
               (2)  "The City of (name of municipality) and the area
  within the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction shall be
  disannexed from the Duval County Conservation and Reclamation
  District, and on disannexation the city council of (name of
  municipality) shall establish or acquire systems to provide the
  water and sewer services formerly provided by the Duval County
  Conservation and Reclamation District in the disannexed area"; or
               (3)  "The City of (name of municipality) and the area
  within the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction shall be
  disannexed from the Duval County Conservation and Reclamation
  District, and on disannexation the city council of (name of
  municipality) shall initiate a petition for, and shall consent to,
  as provided by Sections 54.014 and 54.016, Water Code, the creation
  of a municipal utility district to provide the water and sewer
  services formerly provided by the Duval County Conservation and
  Reclamation District in the disannexed area."  (Acts 51st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 4A(c).)
         Sec. 9023.206.  ELECTION. (a)  Only voters who reside in
  the municipal territory to be disannexed under this subchapter may
  vote in the disannexation election.
         (b)  The municipal territory is not disannexed from the
  district if a majority of the total votes cast in the election is in
  favor of the proposition stated in Section 9023.205(1).
         (c)  If the total vote in favor of the propositions stated in
  Sections 9023.205(2) and (3) is a majority of the votes cast in the
  election, the majority of the votes cast in the election is for
  disannexation from the district.  As between the two propositions,
  the proposition that receives the greater number of votes prevails.
         (d)  If disannexation fails, an election under this
  subchapter to disannex the same municipal territory may not be held
  for one year.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Secs. 4A(b) (part),
  (d).)
         Sec. 9023.207.  BOARD VOTE. (a)  The directors shall vote
  to disannex municipal territory if the majority of the votes cast in
  an election under this subchapter is for disannexation.
         (b)  The directors shall vote to disannex the municipal
  territory at the same board meeting at which the directors canvass
  the election results.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 4A(e)
  (part).)
         Sec. 9023.208.  APPOINTMENT OF MASTER. Not later than the
  30th day after the election results are canvassed and the board
  votes to disannex municipal territory under Section 9023.207, the
  executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  shall appoint an independent master to oversee the distribution of
  assets consistent with disannexation.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  398, Sec. 4A(e) (part).)
         Sec. 9023.209.  DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY, RECEIVABLES, AND
  OTHER ASSETS.  (a)  All infrastructure and real property, including
  water and sewer lines, storage tanks, treatment plants, towers,
  buildings, land, and other facilities located within municipal
  territory disannexed under this subchapter that are related to the
  provision of water and sewer services by the district in the
  disannexed territory, shall revert to the disannexed municipality.
         (b)  All receivables from connections in municipal territory
  disannexed under this subchapter transfer to the disannexed
  municipality.
         (c)  Other assets, including vehicles, computers, office
  furniture and equipment, and cash, shall be divided between the
  district and the disannexed municipality by the master in
  proportion to the population of the district or the disannexed
  municipal territory.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 4A(e)
  (part).)
         Sec. 9023.210.  PROVISION OF SERVICES OUTSIDE DISANNEXED
  MUNICIPAL TERRITORY. (a)  This section applies only to a municipal
  water or sewer system established or acquired as a result of voter
  approval of the proposition stated in Section 9023.205(2).
         (b)  A municipal water or sewer system may serve an area
  immediately outside the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the
  disannexed municipality if the residents of the area agree to be
  served by the system.  (Acts 51st Leg., R.S., Ch. 398, Sec. 4B(a).)
  CHAPTER 9028. CHOCTAW WATERSHED WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9028.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 9028.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 9028.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 9028.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  Sec. 9028.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 9028.101.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
                   POWERS 
  Sec. 9028.102.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  Sec. 9028.103.  WATERSHED PROTECTION AND FLOOD
                   PREVENTION ACT 
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9028.151.  TAX METHOD 
  Sec. 9028.152.  LIMITATION ON TAX RATE 
  Sec. 9028.153.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR 
  Sec. 9028.154.  ELECTION REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL LOAN 
  Sec. 9028.155.  APPROVAL OF AND FUNDING FOR CERTAIN
                   PLANS FOR WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS 
  SUBCHAPTER E.  BONDS
  Sec. 9028.201.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS 
  Sec. 9028.202.  BOND ELECTION REQUIRED 
  CHAPTER 9028. CHOCTAW WATERSHED WATER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 9028.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a board member.
               (3)  "District" means the Choctaw Watershed Water
  Improvement District. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 1 (part);
  New.)
         Sec. 9028.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a water
  control and improvement district under Section 59, Article XVI,
  Texas Constitution. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the district and the
  improvements, works, and measures constructed and accomplished by
  the district.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.  (Acts 56th Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 33, Secs. 6 (part), 7 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 33, Acts
  of the 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter O, Chapter 51, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
               (3)  other law.  (New.)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS
         Sec. 9028.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board is composed
  of five elected directors. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Secs.
  5(a) (part), (c) (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
         Sec. 9028.101.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
  POWERS. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, and
  duties provided by general law applicable to a water control and
  improvement district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 51, Water Code.  (Acts 56th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 3 (part); New.)
         Sec. 9028.102.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY. If
  the district's exercise of the power of eminent domain, the power of
  relocation, or any other power granted by this chapter makes
  necessary relocating, raising, rerouting, changing the grade of, or
  altering the construction of a highway, railroad, electric
  transmission line, pipeline, or telephone or telegraph property or
  facility, the necessary action shall be accomplished at the sole
  expense of the district. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 8
  (part).)
         Sec. 9028.103.  WATERSHED PROTECTION AND FLOOD PREVENTION
  ACT. Subject to Section 9028.154, the district has the power
  necessary to fully qualify for and gain the full benefits of the
  Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (16 U.S.C. Section
  1001 et seq.), including:
               (1)  all powers necessary to carry out the projects,
  works, and improvements contemplated by the Watershed Protection
  and Flood Prevention Act;
               (2)  the power to secure a loan or loans from the proper
  agencies of the federal government for the purpose of defraying the
  costs and expenses of the district in connection with carrying out
  its projects, works, and improvements under the Watershed
  Protection and Flood Prevention Act; and
               (3)  if necessary, the power to issue bonds as
  collateral for a loan described by Subdivision (2). (Acts 56th
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 4 (part); New.)
  SUBCHAPTER D. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 9028.151.  TAX METHOD. (a)  The district shall use the
  ad valorem plan of taxation.
         (b)  The board is not required to hold a hearing on the
  adoption of a plan of taxation. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec.
  6 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.152.  LIMITATION ON TAX RATE. The district may not
  impose taxes under this subchapter at a rate that exceeds five cents
  per $100 valuation. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 6 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.153.  TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. The Grayson County
  tax assessor-collector shall collect taxes for the district and
  make them available for district purposes. (Acts 56th Leg., R.S.,
  Ch. 33, Sec. 6 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.154.  ELECTION REQUIRED FOR FEDERAL LOAN. The
  district may not consummate a loan from the federal government
  unless the loan is authorized by a majority of the votes cast in a
  district election.  (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 9 (part).)
         Sec. 9028.155.  APPROVAL OF AND FUNDING FOR CERTAIN PLANS
  FOR WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS.  (a)  In this section, "commission"
  means the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
         (b)  This section applies only to plans contemplated by the
  district for works and improvements, or amendments to the plans,
  that are prepared by the Natural Resources Conservation Service of
  the United States Department of Agriculture and approved by the
  district's board.
         (c)  An engineer's report covering the plans and
  improvements to be constructed, and the maps, plats, profiles, and
  data fully showing and explaining the plans and improvements, are
  not required to be filed in the district office before an election
  is held to authorize the issuance of bonds for the works and
  improvements.  The plans and specifications, engineering reports,
  profiles, maps, and other data, and subsequent amendments to those
  items, are not required to be approved by the commission before the
  bonds are issued.
         (d)  Before the district may spend any money for the
  construction of any works and improvements, the commission must
  approve the portion of the works and improvements to be
  constructed.  The commission's advance approval for the entire
  project contemplated by the district is not required. The
  commission may approve on a separate or individual basis the
  portion of the entire project or works and improvements:
               (1)  to be constructed at a particular time; and
               (2)  on which plans and specifications of the Natural
  Resources Conservation Service have been prepared and submitted by
  the board to the commission.  (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec.
  10; New.)
  SUBCHAPTER E.  BONDS
         Sec. 9028.201.  AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS. Subject to
  Section 9028.202, the district may issue bonds, in the manner
  provided by general law for water control and improvement
  districts, to:
               (1)  provide dams, structures, projects, and works of
  improvement for flood prevention, the conservation and development
  of water, and for other necessary plants, facilities, and equipment
  in connection therewith and for the improvement, repair, and
  operation of same;
               (2)  carry out any other power provided by this chapter
  or by Chapter 49 or 51, Water Code; and
               (3)  pay all costs, charges, and expenses of the
  district.  (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33, Sec. 8 (part); New.)
         Sec. 9028.202.  BOND ELECTION REQUIRED. The district may
  not issue bonds unless the bonds are authorized by a majority of the
  votes cast in a district election.  (Acts 56th Leg., R.S., Ch. 33,
  Sec. 9 (part).)
  CHAPTER 9045.  FALLBROOK UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9045.001.  DEFINITIONS 
  Sec. 9045.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 9045.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE 
  Sec. 9045.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY 
  Sec. 9045.005.  EXPANSION OF DISTRICT 
  Sec. 9045.006.  HEARINGS FOR EXCLUSION OF LAND 
  Sec. 9045.007.  STATE POLICY REGARDING WASTE DISPOSAL 
  SUBCHAPTER B.  DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
  Sec. 9045.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD 
  Sec. 9045.052.  APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER 
  Sec. 9045.053.  DIRECTOR AND TREASURER BONDS 
  Sec. 9045.054.  BOARD VACANCY 
  Sec. 9045.055.  BOARD PRESIDENT'S POWER TO EXECUTE
                   CONTRACTS 
  Sec. 9045.056.  ABSENCE OR INACTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT 
  Sec. 9045.057.  DISTRICT OFFICE 
  SUBCHAPTER C.  POWERS AND DUTIES
  Sec. 9045.101.  WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
                   POWERS 
  Sec. 9045.102.  ADDITIONAL POWERS 
  Sec. 9045.103.  LIMIT ON EMINENT DOMAIN 
  Sec. 9045.104.  COST OF RELOCATING OR ALTERING PROPERTY 
  Sec. 9045.105.  NOTICE OF ELECTION 
  SUBCHAPTER D.  GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS
  Sec. 9045.151.  TAX METHOD 
  Sec. 9045.152.  DISTRICT ACCOUNTS 
  Sec. 9045.153.  COPY OF AUDIT REPORT 
  Sec. 9045.154.  PAYMENT OF TAX OR ASSESSMENT NOT
                   REQUIRED 
  Sec. 9045.155.  DEPOSITORY 
  SUBCHAPTER E.  BONDS
  Sec. 9045.201.  ISSUANCE OF BONDS 
  Sec. 9045.202.  ADDITIONAL SECURITY 
  Sec. 9045.203.  TRUST INDENTURE 
  Sec. 9045.204.  ORDER OR RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING
                   ISSUANCE OF CERTAIN BONDS 
  Sec. 9045.205.  USE OF BOND PROCEEDS 
  CHAPTER 9045.  FALLBROOK UTILITY DISTRICT
  SUBCHAPTER A.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
         Sec. 9045.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Board" means the district's board of directors.
               (2)  "Director" means a board member.
               (3)  "District" means the Fallbrook Utility District of
  Harris County, Texas. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 1
  (part); New.)
         Sec. 9045.002.  NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
  conservation and reclamation district in Harris County created
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (Acts 61st
  Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 1 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.003.  FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE.
  (a)  The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
         (b)  All land and other property included in the boundaries
  of the district will benefit from the works and projects
  accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section
  59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (c)  The district is essential to accomplish the purposes of
  Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
         (d)  The accomplishment of the purposes stated in this
  chapter will benefit the people of this state and improve their
  property and industries.
         (e)  The district in carrying out the purposes of this
  chapter will be performing an essential public function under the
  Texas Constitution.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Secs. 1 (part),
  4, 21 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.004.  DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a)  The district is
  composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 633, Acts
  of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969, as that territory
  may have been modified under:
               (1)  Subchapter O, Chapter 51, Water Code;
               (2)  Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code;
               (3)  Section 9045.005 or its predecessor statute,
  former Section 9, Chapter 633, Acts of the 61st Legislature,
  Regular Session, 1969; or
               (4)  other law.
         (b)  The boundaries and field notes of the district form a
  closure.  A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes
  in the legislative process does not affect:
               (1)  the district's organization, existence, or
  validity;
               (2)  the district's right to issue any type of bond for
  a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal
  of and interest on the bond;
               (3)  the district's right to impose a tax; or
               (4)  in any other manner, the legality or operation of
  the district or the board. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 3;
  New.)
         Sec. 9045.005.  EXPANSION OF DISTRICT. (a)  If land is
  annexed to the district under Section 49.301 or 51.714, Water Code,
  the board may require the petitioners to:
               (1)  assume the petitioners' pro rata share of the voted
  but unissued bonds of the district; and
               (2)  authorize the board to impose a tax on the
  petitioners' property to pay for the bonds after the bonds have been
  issued.
         (b)  If land is annexed to the district under Section 49.302,
  Water Code, the board may submit to the voters of the area to be
  annexed a proposition on the question of the assumption by the area
  to be annexed of its part of the voted but not yet issued or sold tax
  or tax-revenue bonds of the district and the imposition of an ad
  valorem tax on taxable property in the area to be annexed along with
  a tax in the rest of the district for the payment of the bonds.
         (c)  If the petitioners consent or if the election results
  favorably, the district may issue its voted but unissued tax or
  tax-revenue bonds regardless of changes to district boundaries
  since the voting or authorization of those bonds. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 9 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.006.  HEARINGS FOR EXCLUSION OF LAND.  (a)  The
  board is not required to call or hold a hearing on the exclusion of
  land or other property from the district; provided, however, that
  the board shall hold a hearing if an owner of land or other property
  located in the district files a written petition for a hearing with
  the board secretary before the district's first bond election is
  called.
         (b)  The board may act on the petition in the same manner that
  it may act on a petition for the addition of land under Section
  49.301 or 51.714, Water Code.  A notice of hearing is not required.
         (c)  The board on its own motion may call and hold an
  exclusion hearing under general law.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  633, Sec. 7.)
         Sec. 9045.007.  STATE POLICY REGARDING WASTE DISPOSAL. The
  district's powers and duties are subject to the state policy of
  encouraging the development and use of integrated area-wide waste
  collection, treatment, and disposal systems to serve the waste
  disposal needs of this state's residents, if integrated systems can
  reasonably be provided for an area, so as to avoid the economic
  burden on residents and the impact on state water quality caused by
  the construction and operation of numerous small waste collection,
  treatment, and disposal facilities. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  633, Sec. 5 (part).)
  SUBCHAPTER B.  DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION
         Sec. 9045.051.  COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The board consists of
  five elected directors. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 10
  (part).)
         Sec. 9045.052.  APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER. The board may
  appoint the treasurer. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 10
  (part).)
         Sec. 9045.053.  DIRECTOR AND TREASURER BONDS. (a)  Each
  director shall qualify by giving bond in the amount of $5,000 for
  the faithful performance of the director's duties.
         (b)  The directors' bonds shall be recorded in a record kept
  for that purpose in the district's office.
         (c)  The treasurer shall give bond in the amount required by
  the board. The treasurer's bond shall be conditioned on the
  treasurer's faithful accounting for all money that comes into the
  treasurer's custody as treasurer of the district. (Acts 61st Leg.,
  R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.054.  BOARD VACANCY. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled
  in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
         (b)  The county judge of Harris County shall appoint
  directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board if the number of
  qualified directors is less than three. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch.
  633, Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.055.  BOARD PRESIDENT'S POWER TO EXECUTE
  CONTRACTS.  The board president may execute all contracts,
  including construction contracts, entered into by the board on
  behalf of the district.  (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633, Sec. 10
  (part).)
         Sec. 9045.056.  ABSENCE OR INACTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT.
  (a)  When the board president is absent or fails or declines to act,
  the board vice president shall perform all duties and exercise all
  power that this chapter or general law gives the president.
         (b)  If the board president is absent from a board meeting,
  the board vice president may sign an order adopted or other action
  taken at the meeting, or the board may authorize the president to
  sign the order or other action. (Acts 61st Leg., R.S., Ch. 633,
  Sec. 10 (part).)
         Sec. 9045.057.  DISTRICT OFFICE. (a)  The board shall
  designate, establish, and maintain a district office as provided by
  Section 49.062, Water Code.
         (b)  The board may establish a second district office outside
  the district. If the board establishes a district office outside
  the district, the board shall give notice of the location of that
  office by:
               (1)  filing a copy of the board resolution that
  establishes the location of the office:
                     (A)  with the Texas Commission on Environmental