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(b) To provide for the payment of bonds issued under this section, a municipality may: (81383)

(1) pledge revenue from any available source, including payments received under an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation including under Section 222.104, Transportation Code; (81384)

(2) pledge, levy, and collect taxes, subject to any constitutional limitation; or (81385)

(3) pledge any combination of revenue and taxes described by Subdivisions (1) and (2). (81386)

(c) Any election required to permit action under Subsection (b) must be held in conformance with the Election Code or other law applicable to the municipality. (81387)

(d) A municipality that issues bonds under this section may exercise any of the rights and powers granted to the governing body of an issuer under Chapter 1371. (81388)

(e) A bond issued under this section must mature not later than 40 years after its date of issuance. (81389)

(f) This section is wholly sufficient authority for the issuance of bonds, the pledge of revenues, taxes, or any combination of revenues and taxes, and the performance of other acts and procedures authorized by this section by a municipality without reference to any other provision of law or any restriction or limitation contained in those provisions, except as specifically provided by this section. To the extent of any conflict or inconsistency between this section and any other law, this section shall prevail and control. A municipality may use any law not in conflict with this section to the extent convenient or necessary to carry out any power or authority, expressed or implied, granted by this section. (81390)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 426 (S.B. 1536), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (81391)



Sec. 2001.001. PURPOSE. (81395)(Text)

It is the public policy of the state through this chapter to: (81396)

(1) provide minimum standards of uniform practice and procedure for state agencies; (81397)

(2) provide for public participation in the rulemaking process; and (81398)

(3) restate the law of judicial review of state agency action. (81399)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (81400)

Sec. 2001.002. SHORT TITLE. (81401)(Text)

This chapter may be cited as the Administrative Procedure Act. (81402)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (81403)

Sec. 2001.003. DEFINITIONS. (81404)(Text)

In this chapter: (81405)

(1) "Contested case" means a proceeding, including a ratemaking or licensing proceeding, in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of a party are to be determined by a state agency after an opportunity for adjudicative hearing. (81406)

(2) "License" includes the whole or a part of a state agency permit, certificate, approval, registration, or similar form of permission required by law. (81407)

(3) "Licensing" includes a state agency process relating to the granting, denial, renewal, revocation, suspension, annulment, withdrawal, or amendment of a license. (81408)

(4) "Party" means a person or state agency named or admitted as a party. (81409)

(5) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, governmental subdivision, or public or private organization that is not a state agency. (81410)

(6) "Rule": (81411)

(A) means a state agency statement of general applicability that: (81412)

(i) implements, interprets, or prescribes law or policy; or (81413)

(ii) describes the procedure or practice requirements of a state agency; (81414)

(B) includes the amendment or repeal of a prior rule; and (81415)

(C) does not include a statement regarding only the internal management or organization of a state agency and not affecting private rights or procedures. (81416)

(7) "State agency" means a state officer, board, commission, or department with statewide jurisdiction that makes rules or determines contested cases. The term includes the State Office of Administrative Hearings for the purpose of determining contested cases. The term does not include: (81417)

(A) a state agency wholly financed by federal money; (81418)

(B) the legislature; (81419)

(C) the courts; (81420)

(D) the Texas Department of Insurance, as regards proceedings and activities under Title 5, Labor Code, of the department, the commissioner of insurance, or the commissioner of workers' compensation; or (81421)

(E) an institution of higher education. (81422)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (81423)

Amended by: (81424)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 265 (H.B. 7), Sec. 6.007, eff. September 1, 2005. (81425)


In addition to other requirements under law, a state agency shall: (81427)

(1) adopt rules of practice stating the nature and requirements of all available formal and informal procedures; (81428)

(2) index, cross-index to statute, and make available for public inspection all rules and other written statements of policy or interpretations that are prepared, adopted, or used by the agency in discharging its functions; and (81429)

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