Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 572.056
Petition and Referendum


If, before the date set for the adoption of a concurrent ordinance that creates a public utility agency or adds a public entity to an agency, 10 percent of the registered voters of a public entity required to publish notice of the creation or addition present a petition to the governing body of the entity requesting that a referendum be called, the ordinance may not take effect unless a majority of the qualified voters of the entity voting in the election have approved the ordinance.


The public entity must hold the election in conformity with:


the Election Code;


Chapter 1251 (Bond Elections), Government Code; and


this subchapter.


Except as provided by Subsection (a), a concurrent ordinance is not subject to a referendum.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 227, Sec. 19, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Renumbered from Local Government Code, Section 422.056 by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 2278), Sec. 3.76(c)(2), eff. April 1, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 667 (S.B. 1596), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2011.

Source: Section 572.056 — Petition and Referendum, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­572.­htm#572.­056 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 572.056’s source at texas​.gov