Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 282.004
Petition for Election


To propose the establishment of a district:


a petition for a creation election signed by at least five percent of the qualified property taxpaying voters of the area of the proposed district must be presented to the commissioners court; and


$200 in cash must be deposited with the county clerk at the time of the presentation of the petition.


The petition must state:


the boundaries of the proposed district;


the public necessity for the proposed district; and


the name of the proposed district which includes the county name.


The petition may include a request for the commissioners court to provide on the ballot at the creation election for voting for or against:


imposing a tax to provide funds to construct, equip, maintain, or purchase hospital buildings or land for the district; or


the issuance of bonds to acquire sites for and to construct hospital buildings and imposing a tax at the rate necessary to create an interest and sinking fund sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Source: Section 282.004 — Petition for Election, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­282.­htm#282.­004 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 282.004’s source at texas​.gov