H.B. No. 3281
  relating to the eligibility of certain municipalities to establish
  homestead preservation districts and reinvestment zones.
         SECTION 1.  Section 373A.003, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (a-1) and
  (c) to read as follows:
         (a)  This chapter applies to a municipality with a population
  of more than 750,000 that is located in a uniform state service
  region with fewer than 800,000 [550,000] occupied housing units as
  determined by the most recent United States decennial census.
         (a-1)  If this chapter applies to a municipality as provided
  by Subsection (a), the application of this chapter to the
  municipality is not affected if the municipality's population or
  number of occupied housing units changes and the municipality no
  longer meets the population requirement of Subsection (a).
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other law, a municipality to which
  this chapter applies may not designate a district under this
  chapter if the municipality has adopted a requirement in any form,
  including through an ordinance or regulation or as a condition for
  granting a building permit, that establishes a maximum sales price
  for a privately produced housing unit or residential building lot.
  The restriction described by this subsection does not apply to
  property that is part of an urban land bank program.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3281 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 8, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3281 on May 26, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 123, Nays 20,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3281 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 23, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________