H.B. No. 2202
  relating to the appointment and election of levee improvement
  district directors.
         SECTION 1.  Section 57.051, Water Code, is amended to read as
         Sec. 57.051.  APPOINTMENT OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS. (a) The
  commissioners court which creates a levee improvement district
  under this chapter, by majority vote, shall appoint three directors
  for the district.
         (b)  In a district with a population of 2,000 or more the
  commissioners court may increase the total number of directors to
  five.  The additional members appointed under this section must be
  registered voters in the district.
         SECTION 2.  Section 57.058, Water Code, is amended to read as
  districts which have elected boards, there shall be five directors
  on the board.  The initial elected directors shall draw lots to
  determine which two initial directors serve two-year terms and
  which three initial directors serve four-year terms.  In countywide
  districts, one director shall be elected by the electors of the
  entire district and one director elected from each county
  commissioners precinct by the electors of that precinct. In other
  districts, all five directors shall be elected from precincts
  within the district to be established by the commissioners court.
         SECTION 3.  Section 57.060, Water Code, is amended to read as
         Sec. 57.060.  PETITION. Before an election is held under
  Section 57.057, a petition, signed by the greater of at least 10
  percent of the total number of [100] electors or 100 electors in the
  district who are qualified to vote, shall be presented to the
  district requesting that an election be held in the district to
  determine whether or not directors for the district should be
  elected [and, if so, to elect directors to serve until the next
  regular director election. The petition shall include the name of
  one or more nominees for each director's position].  If the results
  of an election held under Section 57.057 determine that directors
  will be elected, the current directors continue to serve until the
  elected directors qualify to take office.
         SECTION 4.  The changes in law made by this Act to Section
  57.058, Water Code, apply only to an election of directors held on
  or after the effective date of this Act.  An election of directors
  held before the effective date of this Act is subject to the law in
  effect on the date the election is held, and that law is continued
  in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2202 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2202 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________