Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.181

In this subchapter:


“Civil works project” means:


roads, streets, bridges, utilities, water supply projects, water plants, wastewater plants, water distribution and wastewater conveyance facilities, desalination projects, wharves, docks, navigation channels, dredge material placement areas, airport runways and taxiways, storm drainage and flood control projects, or transit projects;


types of projects or facilities related to those described by Paragraph (A) and associated with civil engineering construction; and


buildings or structures that are incidental to projects or facilities that are described by Paragraphs (A) and (B) and that are primarily civil engineering construction projects.


“Local governmental entity” means a municipality, a county, a river authority, a defense base development authority established under Chapter 379B (Defense Base Development Authorities), a board of trustees under Chapter 54 (Harbor and Port Facilities in Certain Municipalities), Transportation Code, a municipally owned water utility with a separate governing board appointed by the governing body of a municipality, or any other special district or authority authorized by law to enter into a public works contract for a civil works project. The term does not include a regional tollway authority created under Chapter 366 (Regional Tollway Authorities), Transportation Code, a regional mobility authority created under Chapter 370 (Regional Mobility Authorities), Transportation Code, or a water district or authority created under Section 52, Article III, or Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, with a population of less than 50,000.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1213 (H.B. 1886), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 285 (H.B. 1694), Sec. 21, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1129 (H.B. 628), Sec. 5.01(3), eff. September 1, 2011.

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