COMMITTEE: Intergovernmental Relations

TIME & DATE: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PLACE: E1.028 (Hearing Room)
CHAIR: Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.


The Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations will meet to hear invited and public testimony on the following interim charges:


                ETJ Limitations and Notice: Review the existing regulatory authority granted to home-rule municipalities within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), including practices used by cities to expand ETJ boundaries, and whether proper notification is provided to property owners added to a city's ETJ following an annexation proceeding. Determine the limitations that need to be placed on a city's authority within the ETJ to better protect the private property rights of individuals and landowners, and ways to notify individuals of the impact of being within a city's ETJ. Develop a statewide rule and minimum requirements for such notifications.


                Municipal Management District Uniformity: In conjunction with the appropriate legislative departments, determine whether the development of a template or standardized language for the creation of municipal management districts would provide a more effective means for legislators to ensure new special purpose districts conform to accepted standards and contain appropriate taxpayer oversight.



Public testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. For any witness wishing to provide written testimony, please submit twenty (20) copies to the Committee, with your name on each copy.




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