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

(b) To be excluded, the board of directors of the municipal district may adopt a resolution requesting exclusion by a majority vote of its board of directors and shall file the petition with the directors of the proposed district before the first confirmation election. (23339)

(c) At the time of the district's confirmation election, a separate voting precinct shall be used for the qualified voters in each municipal district that has filed a petition requesting exclusion. The votes in each precinct shall be tallied separately to determine whether that municipal district will be excluded from the district boundaries. (23340)

(d) If a majority of the votes cast in a municipal district requesting exclusion vote against confirmation of the district, the votes cast in the confirmation election shall not be counted for the confirmation election, bond election, or maintenance tax election, and that municipal district must be excluded from the boundaries of the district by the board of directors of the district at the time the results of the election are canvassed. (23341)

(e) After a confirmation election at which the district is authorized to be created, the board of directors of the district shall adopt an order redefining the boundaries of the district to exclude those municipal districts petitioning for exclusion that have voted not to confirm creation of the district. (23342)

(f) Before the creation hearing, any municipal district located within the proposed district may petition the commission for a separate voting precinct to be used within the boundaries of the petitioning district at the time of the district's confirmation election. If the commission grants the petition requesting a separate voting precinct, Subsections (c) through (e) apply. (23343)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23344)

Sec. 59.025. CONFIRMATION ELECTION. (23345)(Text)

(a) Before a district may be created pursuant to a petition granted by the commission, a confirmation election must be held within the boundaries of the proposed district. (23346)

(b) The directors appointed by the commission shall call and hold the confirmation election in the manner provided for conducting elections under Chapter 49. The provisions of those sections relating to a directors election do not apply to an election held under this section. (23347)

(c) If the creation of the district is defeated, subsequent confirmation elections may not be held to confirm the creation of the district. (23348)

(d) A bond election, maintenance tax election, and any other election may be held at the same time and in conjunction with a confirmation election. (23349)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23350)

SUBCHAPTER C. ADDING OR EXCLUDING TERRITORY; DISSOLUTION (23351)(Text)
Sec. 59.051. ADDING LAND BY PETITION OF LESS THAN ALL LANDOWNERS. (23352)(Text)

In addition to the method of adding land to a district described in Section 59.052, defined areas of land, regardless of whether they are contiguous to the district, may be annexed to the district in the manner provided in Chapter 49. (23353)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23354)

Sec. 59.052. FILING OF PETITION. (23355)(Text)

A petition requesting the annexation of a defined area that is signed by a majority in value of the owners of land in the defined area, as shown by the tax rolls of the county or counties in which that area is located, that is signed by 50 landowners if the number of landowners is more than 50, that is signed by the single landowner of 2,000 or more acres of land in the area, or that is signed by a majority of the governing body of a municipal district, a county, or a city requesting annexation shall be filed with the secretary of the board. (23356)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23357)

Sec. 59.053. DISSOLUTION OF DISTRICT BEFORE ISSUANCE OF BONDS. (23358)(Text)

(a) If the board considers it advisable before the issuance of any bonds, the board may dissolve the district and liquidate the affairs of the district as provided by Sections 54.734 through 54.738. (23359)

(b) If a majority of the board finds at any time before the authorization of bonds that the proposed district and its proposed activities are for any reason impracticable or apparently cannot be successfully and beneficially accomplished, the board may issue notice of a hearing on a proposal to dissolve the district. (23360)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23361)

Sec. 59.054. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF BOARD'S ORDER. (23362)(Text)

The board's order to dissolve the district may be judicially reviewed as provided in Chapter 49. (23363)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23364)

SUBCHAPTER D. MISCELLANEOUS (23365)(Text)
Sec. 59.071. ANNEXATION OR INCORPORATION BY CITY. (23366)(Text)

(a) If a city annexes all or any part of the territory within a district, or incorporates all or any part of any territory within a district, the city shall succeed to the powers, duties, assets, and obligations of the district as provided by this chapter. (23367)

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