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

(b) On annexation of any part of the territory of a district by a city or incorporation by a city of any part of the territory of a district, the city shall assume a pro rata share of all debt of the district payable in whole or in part by ad valorem taxes incurred for water, sewer, or drainage purposes or any combination of the three purposes. The percentage of the assumption shall be determined by multiplying the total debt of the district payable in whole or in part from taxes incurred for the stated purposes by a fraction, the numerator of which is the assessed value of the property to be annexed or incorporated based on the most recent certified county property tax rolls at the time of annexation or incorporation and the denominator of which is the total assessed value of the property of the district based on the most recent certified county property tax rolls at the time of annexation or incorporation. (23368)

(c) After annexation by a city of a portion of the territory of a district or incorporation over any part of the territory of a district, the district may not levy taxes on that territory, and the territory is no longer considered a part of the district for any purpose. (23369)

(d) If any district's debt payable in whole or in part from ad valorem taxes is assumed by a city, the governing body of the city shall levy and cause to be collected taxes on all taxable property within the city or provide other funds sufficient to pay the city's pro rata share of the principal of and interest on that debt as it becomes due and payable. (23370)

(e) If a city annexes or incorporates the entire territory of the district, the district shall be dissolved in accordance with Sections 43.074, 43.075, and 43.081, Local Government Code, if the district is located in one city or Sections 43.076 through 43.079, Local Government Code, if the district is located in more than one city. (23371)

(f) Section 43.071, Local Government Code, does not apply to the annexation of a district created pursuant to this chapter. (23372)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23373)

Sec. 59.072. OTHER LAWS. (23374)(Text)

(a) This chapter prevails over any other law in conflict with or inconsistent with this chapter. (23375)

(b) Except as specifically provided by this chapter, Chapter 49 and Sections 54.018, 54.019(a), (b), (c), and (d), 54.020, 54.021, 54.023, 54.024, 54.201, 54.205, 54.207, 54.208, 54.502 through 54.505, 54.507(b) and (c), 54.510 through 54.512, 54.514, 54.515, 54.518, 54.520, 54.521, 54.601 through 54.604, and 54.735 through 54.737 apply under this chapter. (23376)

(c) Section 54.019(e) does not apply to a district governed by this chapter. (23377)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23378)

CHAPTER 60. NAVIGATION DISTRICTS--GENERAL PROVISIONS (23379)(Text)

Sec. 60.001. DEFINITIONS. (23380)(Text)

In this chapter: (23381)

(1) "District" means a navigation district organized under Article III, Section 52, or Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution. (23382)

(2) "Commission" means the navigation and canal commission. (23383)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (23384)

Sec. 60.002. AUDIT. (23385)(Text)

Subchapter G, Chapter 49, related to audit of districts, shall apply to districts governed by this chapter. (23386)

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 33, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (23387)

Sec. 60.003. AUTHORITY TO CONTRACT FOR THE OPERATION OR DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTRICT. (23388)(Text)

A district may contract with any person, foreign or domestic, necessary or convenient to the operation or development of the district's ports and waterways. (23389)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 535, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999. (23390)

Sec. 60.004. ACT OR PROCEEDING OF DISTRICT PRESUMED VALID. (23391)(Text)

(a) An act or proceeding of a district, its governing body, or any local government corporation, development corporation, or nonprofit corporation of the district is conclusively presumed, as of the date it occurred, to be valid and to have occurred in accordance with all applicable statutes and ordinances if: (23392)

(1) the second anniversary of the effective date of the act or proceeding has expired; and (23393)

(2) a lawsuit to annul or invalidate the act or proceeding has not been filed on or before that second anniversary. (23394)

(b) This section does not apply to: (23395)

(1) an act or proceeding that was void at the time it occurred; (23396)

(2) an act or proceeding that, under a statute of this state or the United States, was a misdemeanor or felony at the time the act or proceeding occurred; or (23397)

(3) a matter that on the second anniversary of the effective date of the act or proceeding: (23398)

(A) is involved in litigation if the litigation ultimately results in the matter being held invalid by a final court judgment; or (23399)

(B) has been held invalid by a final court judgment. (23400)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1210 (H.B. 1841), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007. (23401)

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