Health & Safety Code Section 261.012
Sale or Closure Petition; Election
(a)The governing body shall order and conduct an election on the sale or closure of a hospital if, before the 31st day after the date the governing body orders the sale or closure, the governing body receives a petition signed by at least 10 percent of the qualified voters of the municipality requesting the election.
(b)If a petition is filed under Subsection (a), the sale or closure is contingent on voter approval. If a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question approve the sale or closure, the hospital may be sold or closed. The number of qualified voters of the municipality is determined according to the most recent official list of qualified voters.
(b)The lease must:
(1)be authorized by ordinance or resolution adopted by the governing body;
(2)be executed on behalf of the municipality by the mayor and the municipal secretary or clerk; and
(3)have the seal of the municipality impressed on the lease.
Section 261.012 — Sale or Closure Petition; Election,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.261.htm#261.012 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).