Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 283.132
Conversion Election Required


A district may be converted under this subchapter only if the conversion is approved by a majority of the qualified voters of the county in which the district is located who vote at an election called and held for that purpose.


The commissioners court shall order a conversion election not later than the 20th day after the date of presentation of a petition for conversion signed by at least five percent of the qualified property taxpaying voters of the county.


If the election is on the question of conversion of a district created in accordance with Chapter 281 (Hospital Districts in Counties of at Least 190,000), when the commissioners court orders the election, the court shall determine the amount of tax necessary:


to operate and maintain the district’s hospital system;


to make improvements and additions to the hospital system, including the acquisition of necessary sites; and


to pay when due the principal of and interest on district bonds assumed by the original district but excluding bonds issued by the original district.


The election shall be held on the first authorized uniform election date prescribed by the Election Code that allows sufficient time to comply with other requirements of law and that occurs at least 30 days after the date on which the court orders the election.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

Source: Section 283.132 — Conversion Election Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­283.­htm#283.­132 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 283.132’s source at texas​.gov