By: Romero, Jr. (Senate Sponsor - Zaffirini) H.B. No. 3314
         (In the Senate - Received from the House May 13, 2019;
  May 14, 2019, read first time and referred to Committee on
  Intergovernmental Relations; May 17, 2019, reported favorably by
  the following vote:  Yeas 7, Nays 0; May 17, 2019, sent to printer.)
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  relating to certain requirements to replat certain municipal
  subdivision plats.
         SECTION 1.  Section 212.014, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
  A replat of a subdivision or part of a subdivision may be recorded
  and is controlling over the preceding plat without vacation of that
  plat if the replat:
               (1)  is signed and acknowledged by only the owners of
  the property being replatted;
               (2)  is approved[, after a public hearing on the matter
  at which parties in interest and citizens have an opportunity to be
  heard,] by the municipal authority responsible for approving plats;
               (3)  does not attempt to amend or remove any covenants
  or restrictions.
         SECTION 2.  Section 212.015, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsections (a-1), (f), and (g) and amending
  Subsection (b) to read as follows:
         (a-1)  If a proposed replat described by Subsection (a)
  requires a variance or exception, a public hearing must be held by
  the municipal planning commission or the governing body of the
         (b)  Notice of the hearing required under Subsection (a-1)
  [Section 212.014] shall be given before the 15th day before the date
  of the hearing by:
               (1)  publication in an official newspaper or a
  newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the
  municipality is located; and
               (2)  by written notice, with a copy of Subsection (c)
  attached, forwarded by the municipal authority responsible for
  approving plats to the owners of lots that are in the original
  subdivision and that are within 200 feet of the lots to be
  replatted, as indicated on the most recently approved municipal tax
  roll or in the case of a subdivision within the extraterritorial
  jurisdiction, the most recently approved county tax roll of the
  property upon which the replat is requested. The written notice may
  be delivered by depositing the notice, properly addressed with
  postage prepaid, in a post office or postal depository within the
  boundaries of the municipality.
         (f)  If a proposed replat described by Subsection (a) does
  not require a variance or exception, the municipality shall, not
  later than the 15th day after the date the replat is approved,
  provide written notice by mail of the approval of the replat to each
  owner of a lot in the original subdivision that is within 200 feet
  of the lots to be replatted according to the most recent
  municipality or county tax roll.  This subsection does not apply to
  a proposed replat if the municipal planning commission or the
  governing body of the municipality holds a public hearing and gives
  notice of the hearing in the manner provided by Subsection (b).
         (g)  The notice of a replat approval required by Subsection
  (f) must include:
               (1)  the zoning designation of the property after the
  replat; and
               (2)  a telephone number and e-mail address an owner of a
  lot may use to contact the municipality about the replat.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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