Texas Water Code Sec. § 49.310 Authority to Exclude Land (a) A petition for exclusion may be filed by the owner or owners, or their authorized agent, of a majority in acreage of nonirrigated property included within the boundaries of a district. (b) Upon receipt of a petition for exclusion, or upon its own motion, a district shall issue an order excluding the property if, after notice and hearing, the board finds that: (1) the described property is nonirrigated property; (2) the applicable requirements of Section 49.311 (Consent From Holders of Indebtedness) have been satisfied; (3) the owner or owners do not object to the exclusion of their nonirrigated property; and (4) it is in the best interest of the district and of the described property to exclude that property from the district. (c) The district shall follow the notice and hearing provisions and other procedural requirements for excluding territory applicable to that district as set out in Sections 49.303 (Excluding Land or Other Property From District) through 49.307 (Hearing and Order Excluding Land). Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.