Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 361.003
Contract Provisions Relating to Joint Center


If the municipality and county agree to jointly provide a criminal justice center, they may specify by contract the purposes, terms, rights, and responsibilities of each of the parties, including the:


amount of money to be contributed by each party for land acquisition costs, building acquisition costs, construction costs, and equipment costs, or the proportionate amount of those costs that each party is to pay;


method or methods by which that money is to be provided;


account or accounts in which the money is to be deposited;


party that is to award construction contracts and other contracts, or that the contracts are to be awarded by action of both parties; and


manner by which disbursements of the money are to be authorized.


The municipality and county may specify in the contract that the money required to meet the costs of providing the center shall be derived:


from current income and funds on hand that are budgeted by the municipality and county for that purpose;


through the issuance of bonds by either or both of them under the procedures prescribed for the issuance of general obligation bonds for other public buildings and purposes;


by the issuance by either or both of them of certificates of obligation under the Certificate of Obligation Act of 1971 (Subchapter C (Short Title), Chapter 271 (Purchasing and Contracting Authority of Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Other Local Governments)); or


through a combination of those methods.


Instead of or in combination with the use of taxing power in the payment of bonds or certificates of obligation issued under Subsection (b), those bonds or certificates may be payable from and secured by income derived from the facilities of the criminal justice center, including income from leases and from the proceeds of parking or other fees.


The contract may provide for the creation of an administrative agency or may designate one of the parties to supervise the accomplishment of the purposes of the contract and to operate and maintain the criminal justice center. The administrative agency or designated party may employ personnel and may engage in other administrative activities as necessary to accomplish the purposes of the contract and to operate and maintain the criminal justice center.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

Source: Section 361.003 — Contract Provisions Relating to Joint Center, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­361.­htm#361.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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