Texas Water Code
Sec. § 49.353
Municipal Contract for Fire-fighting Services in Certain Counties


(a)

In this section, “fire-fighting services” has the meaning assigned by Section 49.351 (Fire Departments).

(b)

This section applies only to a district:

(1)

located wholly or partly in a county with a population of more than 3.3 million; and

(2)

in whose territory an emergency services district that provides fire-fighting services to all or part of the district is wholly or partly located.

(c)

Notwithstanding Section 43.0751 (Strategic Partnerships for Continuation of Certain Districts)(f)(2)(B)(iii), Local Government Code, as part of a strategic partnership agreement entered into on or before December 31, 2006, under Section 43.0751 (Strategic Partnerships for Continuation of Certain Districts), Local Government Code, a district may contract with a municipality whose fire department, on the date the agreement is entered into, has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 Public Protection Classification Rating or comparable rating recognized by the state fire marshal for the provision of fire-fighting services to all or part of the district’s territory, without the authorization of the emergency services district that provides fire-fighting services to the district immediately before the date on which the agreement takes effect.

(d)

If a district enters into a strategic partnership agreement with a municipality that includes the provision of fire-fighting services under this section, the territory of the district annexed by the municipality for limited purposes and to be served by the municipality under the agreement shall be disannexed from the emergency services district in the manner provided by Section 775.022 (Removal of Territory by Municipality), Health and Safety Code, for territory that is annexed by a municipality for full purposes.

(e)

This section does not apply to a strategic partnership agreement that is:

(1)

entered into after December 31, 2006; or

(2)

amended after December 31, 2006, to include the provision of fire-fighting services.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 671 (H.B. 2348), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.
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