C.S.H.B. 3436

By: Sanford

Urban Affairs

Committee Report (Substituted)






It has been suggested that an area located within the City of Celina would benefit from the creation of a management district. C.S.H.B. 3436 seeks to provide for the creation of such a district.




It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.




It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.




C.S.H.B. 3436 amends the Special District Local Laws Code to create the Celina Municipal Management District No. 3 to provide certain improvements, projects, and services for public use and benefit. The bill provides for, among other provisions, a district project to be located inside or outside of the district, the transfer of ownership of a project to the City of Celina, Texas, a prohibition against the district providing retail water and sewer services, the addition or removal of district territory, the division of the district, and the dissolution of the district. The bill sets out the district's powers and duties, which include, subject to certain requirements, the authority to issue obligations and impose property taxes and assessments. The bill prohibits the district from exercising the power of eminent domain. 




September 1, 2019.




While C.S.H.B. 3436 may differ from the original in minor or nonsubstantive ways, the following summarizes the substantial differences between the introduced and committee substitute versions of the bill.


The substitute changes the date when certain district directors' terms expire for purposes of staggering the directors' terms from June 1 of each even-numbered year to June 1 of each odd‑numbered year.


The substitute caps the amount of total acreage of the territory that may be added to the district and all districts created by dividing the district at 200 acres. The substitute includes a requirement that the territory added to the district must be in the corporate limits of the City of Celina.