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

(1) the amount required; (24821)

(2) the purpose of the additional bonds; (24822)

(3) the rate of interest on the bonds; and (24823)

(4) the term of the bonds. (24824)

(b) The commissioners court, on receipt of this information, shall issue the bonds, unless the amount previously authorized has been exhausted, in which case the commissioners court shall first order an election on the issuance of the bonds to be held inside the district at the earliest possible legal time. (24825)

(c) The ballots for the issuance of additional bonds shall be printed to provide for voting for or against the proposition: "The issuance of bonds and the levy of a tax to pay for the bonds." (24826)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24827)

Sec. 61.239. SINKING FUND INVESTMENTS. (24828)(Text)

The commissioners court may invest the sinking fund in county, municipal, district, or other bonds approved by the attorney general. (24829)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24830)

CHAPTER 62. ARTICLE XVI, SECTION 59, NAVIGATION DISTRICTS (24831)(Text)

Sec. 62.001. DEFINITIONS. (24832)(Text)

As used in this chapter: (24833)

(1) "District" means a navigation district operating under the provisions of Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution. (24834)

(2) "Commission" means the navigation and canal commission. (24835)

(3) "Commissioner" means a navigation and canal commissioner. (24836)

(4) "Board" means the navigation board. (24837)

(5) "County of jurisdiction" means the county in which the district or the greater amount of acreage of the district is located. (24838)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24839)

Sec. 62.021. CREATION OF DISTRICT. (24840)(Text)

A navigation district may be created in the manner prescribed by this subchapter under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution. (24841)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24842)

Sec. 62.022. COMPOSITION. (24843)(Text)

A district may include within its boundaries all or part of villages, towns, cities, road districts, drainage districts, irrigation districts, levee districts, other improvement districts, and municipal corporations of any kind but may not include the territory of more than three counties or parts of three counties. (24844)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24845)

Sec. 62.023. PETITION. (24846)(Text)

(a) Any person may present a petition to the commissioners court in the county of jurisdiction, at a regular or special session, requesting the creation of a district. (24847)

(b) The petition shall be signed by 25 of the property taxpaying electors who reside inside the boundaries of the proposed district. If there are less than 75 property taxpaying electors who reside inside the boundaries of the proposed district, the petition shall be signed by one-third of them. (24848)

(c) The petition shall include: (24849)

(1) a request that the district be created; (24850)

(2) the boundaries of the district accompanied by a map; (24851)

(3) the general nature of the proposed improvements; (24852)

(4) an estimate of the probable cost of the improvements; and (24853)

(5) the name of the district, which shall include the name of the county. (24854)

(d) The petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the petitioners' qualifications. (24855)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24856)

Sec. 62.024. DEPOSIT. (24857)(Text)

At the time the petition is filed with the commissioners court, the petitioner shall deposit $500 in cash with the clerk of the commissioners court. The clerk shall keep the deposit until after the result of the election to create the district is declared and entered in the record by the commissioners court. (24858)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24859)

Sec. 62.025. DATE OF HEARING. (24860)(Text)

(a) On presentation of the petition, the commissioners court of the county of jurisdiction shall set it for a hearing at the regular term of the commissioners court or at a special session called for that purpose. The hearing shall be held not less than 30 nor more than 60 days from the day the petition is presented. (24861)

(b) If the hearing is required by Section 62.026 of this code, to be held by the navigation board, the commissioners court shall set the hearing at the regular meeting place of the commissioners court not less than 30 nor more than 60 days from the day the petition is presented without reference to any term of the commissioners court. (24862)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24863)

Sec. 62.026. HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD. (24864)(Text)

If the boundaries of a proposed district include all or part of a city or cities acting under special charter granted by the legislature, the hearing on the petition shall be held before the board. (24865)

Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. (24866)

Sec. 62.027. NOTICE OF HEARING. (24867)(Text)

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