Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 381.002
Advertising and Promoting Growth and Development


If authorized by a majority vote of the qualified voters of the county voting at an election, the commissioners court of the county may appropriate from the county’s general fund an amount not to exceed five cents on the $100 assessed valuation to advertise and promote the growth and development of the county. That money constitutes a separate fund to be known as the board of development fund and may be used only for board purposes.


In a county qualifying under this section, a board of development is created. The board shall devote its time and effort to advertising and promoting the growth and development of the county.


The board consists of five members who are appointed by the commissioners court and who serve terms of two years from the date of appointment. Members serve without compensation. Vacancies on the board shall be filled by the commissioners court in the same manner as the original appointments.


Annually, the board shall prepare and submit to the commissioners court a budget for the ensuing year in the same manner required of counties.


Subject to the approval of the commissioners court, the board may spend for personnel, rent, or materials any sum reasonably necessary to accomplish its purposes.


Before a claim against the board is presented for payment, the claim must be approved by the board. After approval of the claim, it must be presented to the commissioners court and the commissioners court shall act on it in the same manner in which it acts on any other claim against the commissioners court.


Although a county may operate under another law authorizing the appropriation of money or levy of a tax for advertising and promotion purposes, the county may not appropriate more for those purposes than the amount provided by Subsection (a).
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1060, Sec. 2, eff. Aug. 28, 1989.

Source: Section 381.002 — Advertising and Promoting Growth and Development, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­381.­htm#381.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 381.002’s source at texas​.gov