Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.186
Limitation on Number of Projects


(a)

During the first four years that this subchapter applies to a local governmental entity under Section 271.182 (Applicability):

(1)

a local governmental entity with a population of 500,000 or more may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than three projects in any fiscal year;

(2)

a local governmental entity with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 500,000 or a board of trustees under Chapter 54 (Harbor and Port Facilities in Certain Municipalities), Transportation Code, may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than two projects in any fiscal year; and

(3)

a municipally owned water utility with a separate governing board appointed by the governing body of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may:

(A)

independently enter into a contract for not more than one civil works project in any fiscal year; and

(B)

enter into contracts for additional civil works projects in any fiscal year, but not more than the number of civil works projects prescribed by the limit in Subdivision (1) for the municipality, provided that:

(i)

the additional contracts for the civil works projects entered into by the utility under this paragraph are allocated to the number of contracts the municipality that appoints the utility’s governing board may enter under Subdivision (1); and

(ii)

the governing body of the municipality must approve the contracts.

(a)

During the first four years that this subchapter applies to a local governmental entity under Section 271.182 (Applicability):

(1)

a local governmental entity with a population of 500,000 or more may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than three projects in any fiscal year;

(2)

a local governmental entity with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 500,000 and a board of trustees under Chapter 54 (Harbor and Port Facilities in Certain Municipalities), Transportation Code, may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than two projects in any fiscal year; and

(3)

a municipally owned water utility with a separate governing board appointed by the governing body of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may:

(A)

independently enter into a contract for not more than one civil works project in any fiscal year; and

(B)

enter into contracts for additional civil works projects in any fiscal year, but not more than the number of civil works projects prescribed by the limit in Subdivision (1) for the municipality, provided that:

(i)

the additional contracts for the civil works projects entered into by the utility under this paragraph are allocated to the number of contracts the municipality that appoints the utility’s governing board may enter under Subdivision (1); and

(ii)

the governing body of the municipality must approve the contracts.

(b)

After the period described by Subsection (a):

(1)

a local governmental entity with a population of 500,000 or more may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than six projects in any fiscal year;

(2)

a local governmental entity with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 500,000 or a board of trustees under Chapter 54 (Harbor and Port Facilities in Certain Municipalities), Transportation Code, may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than four projects in any fiscal year; and

(3)

a municipally owned water utility with a separate governing board appointed by the governing body of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may:

(A)

independently enter into contracts for not more than two civil works projects in any fiscal year; and

(B)

enter into contracts for additional civil works projects in any fiscal year, but not more than the number of civil works projects prescribed by the limit in Subdivision (1) for the municipality, provided that:

(i)

the additional contracts for the civil works projects entered into by the utility under this paragraph are allocated to the number of contracts the municipality that appoints the utility’s governing board may enter under Subdivision (1); and

(ii)

the governing body of the municipality must approve the contracts.

(b)

After the period described by Subsection (a):

(1)

a local governmental entity with a population of 500,000 or more may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than six projects in any fiscal year;

(2)

a local governmental entity with a population of 100,000 or more but less than 500,000 and a board of trustees under Chapter 54 (Harbor and Port Facilities in Certain Municipalities), Transportation Code, may, under this subchapter, enter into contracts for not more than four projects in any fiscal year; and

(3)

a municipally owned water utility with a separate governing board appointed by the governing body of a municipality with a population of 500,000 or more may:

(A)

independently enter into contracts for not more than two civil works projects in any fiscal year; and

(B)

enter into contracts for additional civil works projects in any fiscal year, but not more than the number of civil works projects prescribed by the limit in Subdivision (1) for the municipality, provided that:

(i)

the additional contracts for the civil works projects entered into by the utility under this paragraph are allocated to the number of contracts the municipality that appoints the utility’s governing board may enter under Subdivision (1); and

(ii)

the governing body of the municipality must approve the contracts.
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. 23, eff. September 1, 2011.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 3, 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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