Health & Safety Code Section 285.009
Taxes to Secure Bonds
(a)The commissioners court may pay and secure the principal of and interest on bonds issued under this subchapter with annual ad valorem taxes imposed by the hospital district as required by the bonds and any relevant revenue anticipation agreement if:
(1)the hospital district is created under Article IX, Section 4, of the Texas Constitution and the creation of the district is approved at an election held in the district as required by that constitutional provision; or
(2)the hospital district is created under another constitutional provision that permits the imposition and pledge of taxes.
(b)The commissioners court shall set the tax rate of the hospital district at a rate sufficient to pay the bond principal and interest when due if taxes are pledged in accordance with this section. In setting the tax rate, the commissioners court shall give consideration to the amount of money estimated to be received from revenues pledged under a revenue anticipation agreement that may be available for the payment of bond principal and interest as provided by the revenue anticipation agreement, making allowance for tax delinquencies and the cost of tax collection.
(c)The sum of all annual ad valorem taxes imposed by the hospital district may not exceed 75 cents on $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.
Section 285.009 — Taxes to Secure Bonds,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.285.htm#285.009 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).