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

(3) by transfer without compensation or by sale to the corporation. (26665)

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a person or entity that transfers the membership or other right of participation to another person or entity as part of the conveyance of real estate from which the membership or other right of participation arose. (26666)

(c) The transfer of stock, a membership, or another right of participation under this section does not entitle the transferee to water or sewer service unless each condition for water or sewer service is met as provided in the corporation's published rates, charges, and conditions of service. A transfer and service application must be completed on the corporation's standardized forms and filed with the corporation's office in a timely manner. The conditions of service may not require a personal appearance in the office of the corporation if the transferee agrees in writing to accept the rates, charges, and conditions of service. (26667)

(d) The corporation may make water or sewer service provided as a result of stock, a membership, or another right of participation in the corporation conditional on ownership of the real estate designated to receive service and from which the membership or other right of participation arises. (26668)

(e) The corporation may cancel a person's or other entity's stock, membership, or other right of participation if the person or entity fails to: (26669)

(1) meet the conditions for water or sewer service prescribed by the corporation's published rates, charges, and conditions of service; or (26670)

(2) comply with any other condition placed on the receipt of water or sewer service under the stock, membership, or other right of participation. (26671)

(f) Consistent with Subsection (a), the corporation may reassign canceled stock or a canceled membership or other right of participation to a person or entity that has legal title to the real estate from which the canceled membership or other right of participation arose and for which water or sewer service is requested. (26672)

(g) Notwithstanding Subsection (a), the corporation shall reassign canceled stock or a canceled membership or other right of participation to a person or entity that acquires the real estate from which the membership or other right of participation arose through judicial or nonjudicial foreclosure. The corporation may require proof of ownership resulting from the foreclosure. (26673)

(h) Service provided following a transfer under Subsection (f) or (g) is made subject to compliance with the conditions for water or sewer service prescribed by the corporation's published rates, charges, and conditions of service. (26674)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 166, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (26675)

Sec. 67.017. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS ON BEHALF OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. (26676)(Text)

(a) A corporation may as part of its billing process collect from its customers a voluntary contribution, including a voluntary membership or subscription fee, on behalf of a volunteer fire department or an emergency medical service. (26677)

(b) A corporation that collects contributions under this section shall provide each customer at the time that the customer first subscribes to the water or sewer service, and at least annually thereafter, a written statement: (26678)

(1) describing the procedure by which the customer may make a contribution with the customer's bill payment; (26679)

(2) designating the volunteer fire department or emergency medical service to which the corporation will deliver the contribution; (26680)

(3) informing the customer that a contribution is voluntary; and (26681)

(4) describing the deductibility status of the contribution under federal income tax law. (26682)

(c) A billing by the corporation that includes a voluntary contribution under this section must clearly state that the contribution is voluntary and that it may be deducted from the billed amount. (26683)

(d) The corporation shall promptly deliver contributions that it collects under this section to the designated volunteer fire department or emergency medical service, except that the corporation may keep from the contributions an amount equal to the lesser of: (26684)

(1) the corporation's expenses in administering the contribution program; or (26685)

(2) five percent of the amount collected as contributions. (26686)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 166, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (26687)

CHAPTER 68. SHIP CHANNEL SECURITY DISTRICTS (26688)(Text)

Sec. 68.001. DEFINITIONS. (26689)(Text)

In this chapter: (26690)

(1) "Board" means a district's board of directors. (26691)

(2) "District" means a ship channel security district created under this chapter. (26692)

(3) "Security project" means a project promoting or aiding security in a district. (26693)

(4) "Security service" means a service promoting or aiding security in a district. (26694)

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 913 (H.B. 3011), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007. (26695)

Sec. 68.002. NATURE OF DISTRICT; PURPOSE. (26696)(Text)

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