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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 4. GENERAL LAW DISTRICTS

Sec. 58.831. SIGNATURES ON PETITION. (23249)(Text)

A petition for dissolution of the district may be signed and filed in two or more copies. The petition shall be signed by a majority in number of the property owners with land in the district and the property owners of a majority in value of the land in the district, as shown by the tax rolls of the district, or 50 landowners if the number of landowners in the district is more than 50. (23250)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23251)

Sec. 58.832. PROCEDURE FOR HOLDING ELECTION. (23252)(Text)

(a) An election to determine whether or not the district shall be dissolved shall be held in accordance with the provisions of Subchapter E of this chapter. (23253)

(b) The ballots for the election shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the proposition: "The dissolution of district." (23254)

(c) The returns of the election shall be canvassed and the result declared by the board. The board shall enter an order in its minutes declaring the result of the election, which order shall be made and entered in accordance with Section 58.034 of this code. The order shall be filed in the office of the county clerk and recorded in the deed records of the county as provided in Section 58.034 of this code. (23255)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23256)

Sec. 58.833. ELECTION IN DISTRICT INCLUDING CITY, TOWN, OR MUNICIPAL CORPORATION. (23257)(Text)

In an election to dissolve a district in which a city, town, or municipal corporation is located, the city, town, or municipal corporation shall be a separate voting precinct, and the ballots cast in the city, town, or municipal corporation shall be counted and canvassed to show the result of the election there. If the city, town, or municipal corporation votes against the dissolution of the district and the balance of the district votes for the dissolution of the district, the district shall be dissolved. (23258)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23259)

Sec. 58.834. SUBSEQUENT ELECTION. (23260)(Text)

If the proposition to dissolve the district fails to carry at the election held for that purpose, no other election for the same purpose shall be held within one year after the date of the election. (23261)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23262)

Sec. 58.835. DISTRICT DISSOLVED. (23263)(Text)

If a majority of those voting at the election vote in favor of dissolving the district, the district shall be dissolved and shall have no further authority after the election, except that any debts incurred shall be paid and the organization shall be maintained until all the debts are paid. (23264)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23265)

Sec. 58.836. TAXES TO PAY INDEBTEDNESS AFTER DISSOLUTION. (23266)(Text)

If a district has outstanding bonds or other indebtedness maturing beyond the current year in which the dissolution occurs, the commissioners court of the county in which the district is located shall levy and have collected, as county taxes are assessed and collected, sufficient taxes on all taxable property in the district to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds and other indebtedness when due. (23267)

Added by Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1537, ch. 627, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 29, 1977. (23268)

CHAPTER 59. REGIONAL DISTRICTS (23269)(Text)

SUBCHAPTER A. DISTRICT CREATION (23270)(Text)
Sec. 59.001. PURPOSE AND APPLICATION. (23271)(Text)

(a) The purpose of this chapter is to authorize creation and operation of regional districts for water, sanitary sewer, drainage, and municipal solid waste disposal under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution. (23272)

(b) This chapter applies only in counties with a population of at least 3.3 million or bordering a county with a population of at least 3.3 million. (23273)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 669, Sec. 149, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (23274)

Sec. 59.002. DEFINITIONS. (23275)(Text)

(a) In this chapter: (23276)

(1) "District" means a district created or operating under this chapter. (23277)

(2) "Municipal district" means a district created under general law or a special Act operating under Chapter 51, 53, or 54. (23278)

(3) "Bond" means bonds, coupons, notes, or any other evidence of indebtedness. (23279)

(b) Other terms not defined by this chapter have the same meaning assigned to those terms by Section 49.001. (23280)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23281)

Sec. 59.003. CREATION OF DISTRICT. (23282)(Text)

(a) A district may be created by: (23283)

(1) The boards of at least 20 percent of the total number of municipal districts to be included in the proposed district may jointly petition the commission for creation of a district. The petition must describe the territory to be included in the district and must include resolutions endorsing creation of the district adopted by each municipal district to be included in the district. (23284)

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