BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

C.S.H.B. 4172

By: Leach

Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence

Committee Report (Substituted)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

The Texas Legislative Council is required by law to carry out a nonsubstantive revision of the Texas statutes in an effort to make the statutes more accessible, understandable, and usable without altering the sense, meaning, or effect of the law. C.S.H.B. 4172 seeks to provide for the nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

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.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

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.

 

ANALYSIS

 

C.S.H.B. 4172 proposes new chapters of the Special District Local Laws Code as a nonsubstantive revision of certain local laws concerning water and wastewater special districts organized by type of district. The bill is organized into four articles, as follows:

         Article 1 revises local laws concerning certain water and wastewater districts.

         Article 2 contains conforming amendments to certain of the local laws as necessary to continue without substantive change provisions of law not codified as part of the code.

         Article 3 contains the repealers of the local laws revised in the proposed chapters and of the portions of those local laws that have expired or that have been impliedly repealed.

         Article 4 provides for the legislature's intention that no substantive change is made by the bill, that the repeal of a law by the bill does not affect a validation made under the law repealed, and that the bill takes effect April 1, 2021.

 

C.S.H.B. 4172 repeals the following:

         Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11, Chapter 379, Acts of the 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1973

         Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 812, Acts of the 66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979

         Sections 2 and 3, Chapter 56, Acts of the 67th Legislature, Regular Session, 1981

         Chapter 165, Acts of the 67th Legislature, Regular Session, 1981

         Chapter 397, Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983

         Section 2, Chapter 469, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995

         Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4, Chapter 1334, Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003

         Chapter 370, Acts of the 53rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1953

         Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, Chapter 80, Acts of the 55th Legislature, Regular Session, 1957

         Chapter 1145, Acts of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999

         Sections 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, Chapter 787, Acts of the 69th Legislature, Regular Session, 1985

         Sections 1, 2, and 4, Chapter 814, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997

         Chapter 1272, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997

         Chapter 675, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995

         Chapter 322, Acts of the 72nd Legislature, Regular Session, 1991

         Chapter 1386, Acts of the 77th Legislature, Regular Session, 2001

         Chapter 3, Acts of the 69th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1985

         Sections 15 and 17, Chapter 276, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017

         Chapter 438, Acts of the 63rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1973

         Sections 6, 7, 8, and 9, Chapter 115, Acts of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975

         Sections 5 and 6, Chapter 17, Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983

         Sections 2, 3, and 4, Chapter 651, Acts of the 70th Legislature, Regular Session, 1987

         Section 13, Chapter 1046, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017

         Chapter 715, Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989

         Sections 1, 2, 4, and 5, Chapter 305, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, Regular Session, 1993

         Section 5, Chapter 653, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017

         Chapter 157, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995

         Section 6, Chapter 208, Acts of the 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017

         Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22, Chapter 312, Acts of the 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961

         Chapter 381, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969

         Sections 3, 4, and 5, Chapter 669, Acts of the 84th Legislature, Regular Session, 2015

         Chapter 226, Acts of the 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959

         Chapter 227, Acts of the 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959

         Chapter 65, Acts of the 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961

         Chapter 275, Acts of the 58th Legislature, Regular Session, 1963

         Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9a, 10, and 11, Chapter 78, Acts of the 57th Legislature, Regular Session, 1961

         Chapter 424, Acts of the 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959

         Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Chapter 189, Acts of the 59th Legislature, Regular Session, 1965

         Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, Chapter 299, Acts of the 56th Legislature, Regular Session, 1959

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

April 1, 2021.

 

COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND SUBSTITUTE

 

C.S.H.B. 4172 differs from the original in minor or nonsubstantive ways to make a technical correction.