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

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2448, ch. 435, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 15, 1985. (26275)

Sec. 65.729. HEARING. (26276)(Text)

The board shall hear all interested persons and shall consider their evidence at the time and place stated in the notice. (26277)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2448, ch. 435, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 15, 1985. (26278)

Sec. 65.730. BOARD'S ORDER TO DISSOLVE DISTRICT. (26279)(Text)

If the board unanimously determines from the evidence that the best interests of the persons and property in the district will be served by dissolving the district, the board shall enter the appropriate findings and order in its records dissolving the district. Otherwise the board shall enter its order providing that the district has not been dissolved. (26280)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2448, ch. 435, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 15, 1985. (26281)

Sec. 65.731. JUDICIAL REVIEW OF BOARD'S ORDER. (26282)(Text)

The board's decree to dissolve the district may be appealed in the manner provided by Sections 65.708-65.710 of this code for the review of an order excluding land from the district. (26283)

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 2448, ch. 435, Sec. 4, eff. Aug. 29, 1983. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 447, Sec. 1, eff. Nov. 15, 1985. (26284)

CHAPTER 66. STORMWATER CONTROL DISTRICTS (26285)(Text)

Sec. 66.001. DEFINITIONS. (26286)(Text)

In this chapter: (26287)

(1) "District" means a stormwater control district. (26288)

(2) "Commission" means the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. (26289)

(3) "Executive director" means the executive director of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. (26290)

(4) "Board" means the board of directors of a district. (26291)

(5) "Director" means a member of the board. (26292)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 977, Sec. 36, eff. June 19, 1987; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 3, Sec. 1.083, eff. Aug. 12, 1991. (26293)

Sec. 66.011. CREATION. (26294)(Text)

A stormwater control district may be created pursuant to Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, as provided by this subchapter. (26295)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26296)

Sec. 66.012. PURPOSE OF DISTRICT. (26297)(Text)

A district may be created to control stormwater and floodwater and to control and abate harmful excesses of water for the purpose of preventing area and downstream flooding in all or part of a watershed. (26298)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26299)

Sec. 66.013. COMPOSITION OF DISTRICT. (26300)(Text)

A district may be composed of contiguous or noncontiguous areas within all or part of the watershed of a river, stream, creek, or bayou. (26301)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26302)

Sec. 66.014. PETITION. (26303)(Text)

(a) To create a district, a person or the commissioners courts in the counties in which all or part of the district is to be located shall file a petition with the executive director requesting creation of the district. (26304)

(b) The petition must be signed by at least 50 persons who reside within the boundaries of the proposed district or by a majority of the members of the commissioners court in each county in which all or part of the district is to be located. (26305)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26306)

Sec. 66.015. CONTENTS OF PETITION. (26307)(Text)

The petition must include: (26308)

(1) a description of the boundaries of the proposed district by metes and bounds or by lot and block number, if there is a recorded map or plat and survey of the area; (26309)

(2) a statement of the general nature of the work proposed to be done by the district and the estimated cost of any work to be done by the district; and (26310)

(3) the proposed name of the district. (26311)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26312)

Sec. 66.016. DISTRICT NAME. (26313)(Text)

(a) A district shall be named the ______________________ (Insert name of county, river, stream, creek, or bayou in district) Stormwater Control District. (26314)

(b) A district may not have the same name as any other district. (26315)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. (26316)

Sec. 66.018. NOTICE AND HEARING ON DISTRICT CREATION. (26317)(Text)

If a petition is filed under Section 66.014, the commission shall give notice of an application as required by Section 49.011 and may conduct a hearing if the commission determines that a hearing is necessary under Section 49.011. (26318)

Added by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 734, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(49), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1070, Sec. 44, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (26319)

Sec. 66.019. COMMISSION FINDINGS AND DECISION. (26320)(Text)

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