Honorable Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor, Senate Honorable Joe Straus, Speaker of the House, House of Representatives
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB4345 by Rodriguez, Eddie (Relating to the creation of the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1 and the creation of the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District; providing authority to impose taxes and fees; providing authority to issue bonds.), Conference Committee Report
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The article would amend the Special District Local Laws Code establishing the Rio de Vida Municipal Utility District No. 1. The district would have authority for road projects. The district would have authority to issue bonds and other obligations, without an election. The district would have authority to impose an operation and maintenance tax, a contract tax, and a sales and use tax.
The article would amend the Special District Local Laws Code creating the Southwestern Travis County Groundwater Conservation District. The article would create a board and appoint temporary directors until the uniform election date in May 2018. If the district's creation is not confirmed at the aforementioned election, a subsequent election shall be held to confirm the creation of the district and to elect the directors not earlier than the uniform election date in May 2020. The article would allow the district to collect fees on well construction, permit renewals, service connection, production, and administrative management. The district would not have tax authority.
The article would take effect September 1, 2017.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.