87R7249 JXC-D
  By: Deshotel H.B. No. 4577
  relating to the authority of the Chambers County Improvement
  District No. 1 to issue bonds and impose certain taxes or
         SECTION 1.  Section 3854.152, Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 3854.152.  ELECTIONS. Except as provided by Section
  3854.202, the [The] district shall hold elections as provided by
  Subchapter L, Chapter 375, Local Government Code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 3854.202, Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection
  (c) to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), the [The] district
  shall hold an election in the manner provided by Subchapter L,
  Chapter 375, Local Government Code, to obtain voter approval for
  the district to impose a maintenance tax or issue bonds payable from
  ad valorem taxes or assessments.
         (c)  Section 375.243, Local Government Code, does not apply
  to the district.
         SECTION 3.  Section 3854.205(b), Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A petition under Section 375.114 or 375.243, Local
  Government Code, is not required for the board to levy a tax,
  assessment, or impact fee to finance improvement projects and
  services under this chapter.
         SECTION 4.  Sections 3854.209(b), (c), and (d), Special
  District Local Laws Code, are repealed.
         SECTION 5.  (a)  The legal notice of the intention to
  introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this
  Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a
  copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies,
  officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished
  under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 313,
  Government Code.
         (b)  The governor, one of the required recipients, has
  submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on
  Environmental Quality.
         (c)  The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has filed
  its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor,
  lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives
  within the required time.
         (d)  All requirements of the constitution and laws of this
  state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect
  to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act have been
  fulfilled and accomplished.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2021.