Tex. Spec. Dist. Local Laws Code Section 1027.052
Change in Election Format


(a)

On its own initiative or on receipt of a petition signed by a number of district residents equal to at least 10 percent of the district’s registered voters, the board by order shall seek input from district residents to determine whether to change the method of electing directors under this chapter to one of the following methods:

(1)

four single-member districts and one at-large member;

(2)

five single-member districts;

(3)

four single-member districts, with each district coextensive with a county commissioner’s precinct, and one at-large member; or

(4)

cumulative voting.

(b)

Not later than the 30th day after the date the board enters the order, the board shall establish an advisory committee composed of district residents to advise and assist the board in making the determination required by Subsection (a). Committee members must represent all segments of the district’s population.

(c)

Not later than the 60th day after the date the advisory committee is established, the committee shall hold a public hearing regarding the proposed change in the election format. Not later than the 30th day after the date the public hearing is held, the committee shall submit a recommendation to the board that includes comments and concerns raised by district residents regarding any proposed change in the election format.

(d)

After reviewing the advisory committee recommendation, the board may adopt an order changing the method by which directors are elected.

(e)

A change in the election format adopted by the board under this section shall be implemented at the next general directors’ election for which the change can be implemented consistently with the Election Code and federal law.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.02, eff. April 1, 2009.

Source: Section 1027.052 — Change in Election Format, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/SD/htm/SD.­1027.­htm#1027.­052 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

1027.001
Definitions
1027.002
Authority for Operation
1027.003
Essential Public Function
1027.004
District Territory
1027.005
Correction of Invalid Procedures
1027.006
District Support and Maintenance Not State Obligation
1027.051
Board Election
1027.052
Change in Election Format
1027.053
Notice of Election
1027.054
Qualifications for Office
1027.055
Board Vacancy
1027.056
Officers
1027.057
Compensation
1027.058
Voting Requirement
1027.059
District Administrator
1027.060
General Duties of District Administrator
1027.061
Appointment and Recruitment of Staff and Employees
1027.101
District Responsibility and Authority
1027.102
Restriction on Political Subdivision Taxation and Debt
1027.103
Management, Control, and Administration
1027.104
Hospital System
1027.105
Rules
1027.106
Purchasing and Accounting Procedures
1027.107
Provision of Certain Health Services
1027.108
District Property, Facilities, and Equipment
1027.109
Eminent Domain
1027.110
Gifts and Endowments
1027.111
Construction Contracts
1027.112
Operating and Management Contracts
1027.113
Contracts for Care and Treatment
1027.114
Contracts with Governmental Entities for Investigatory or Other Services
1027.115
Payment for Treatment
1027.116
Authority to Sue and Be Sued
1027.117
Authority to Provide Health Care Services
1027.151
Budget
1027.152
Notice
1027.153
Amendments to Budget
1027.154
Fiscal Year
1027.155
Audit
1027.156
Inspection of Audit and District Records
1027.157
Financial Report
1027.158
Depository
1027.159
Spending and Investment Restrictions
1027.160
Authority to Borrow Money in Emergency
1027.201
General Obligation Bonds
1027.202
Tax to Pay General Obligation Bonds
1027.203
General Obligation Bond Election
1027.204
Revenue Bonds
1027.205
Refunding Bonds
1027.206
Maturity of Bonds
1027.207
Execution of Bonds
1027.208
Bonds Exempt from Taxation
1027.251
Imposition of Ad Valorem Tax
1027.252
Tax Rate
1027.253
Tax Assessor-collector
1027.301
Dissolution
1027.302
Notice of Election
1027.303
Ballot
1027.304
Election Results
1027.305
Sale or Transfer of Assets and Liabilities

Accessed:
Nov. 25, 2023

§ 1027.052’s source at texas​.gov