Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 212.1362
Expiration of Moratorium on Commercial Property in Certain Circumstances; Extension


(a)

A moratorium on commercial property adopted under Section 212.1352 (Justification for Commercial Moratorium in Certain Circumstances; Written Findings Required) expires on the 90th day after the date the moratorium is adopted unless the municipality extends the moratorium by:

(1)

holding a public hearing on the proposed extension of the moratorium; and

(2)

adopting written findings that:

(A)

identify the problem requiring the need for extending the moratorium;

(B)

describe the reasonable progress made to alleviate the problem;

(C)

specify a definite duration for the renewal period of the moratorium; and

(D)

include a summary of evidence demonstrating that the problem will be resolved within the extended duration of the moratorium.

(b)

A municipality may not adopt a moratorium on commercial property under Section 212.1352 (Justification for Commercial Moratorium in Certain Circumstances; Written Findings Required) that exceeds an aggregate of 180 days. A municipality may not adopt a moratorium on commercial property under Section 212.1352 (Justification for Commercial Moratorium in Certain Circumstances; Written Findings Required) before the second anniversary of the expiration date of a previous moratorium if the subsequent moratorium addresses the same harm, affects the same type of commercial property, or affects the same geographical area identified by the previous moratorium.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1321 (H.B. 3461), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
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