Texas Water Code

Sec. § 49.456
Bankruptcy of Districts; Authority of Commission


Notwithstanding Section 140.001 (Relief Under Federal Bankruptcy Laws for Municipality, Taxing District, or Other Political Subdivision), Local Government Code, or any other law of this state, a district created under Sections 52(b)(1) and (2), Article III, or Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, that is subject to the continuing supervision of the commission may not proceed under Chapter 9 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sections 901-946) or any other law enacted by the Congress of the United States under federal bankruptcy authority until the commission authorizes the district to proceed under those laws by written order.


A district requesting the commission’s authorization to proceed under Chapter 9 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sections 901-946) or any other federal bankruptcy law shall file an application with the commission requesting authorization.


The commission shall investigate the financial condition of a district submitting an application under Subsection (b), including its assets, liabilities, and sources of revenues and may require a district to submit any information that the commission considers material to a determination of whether authorization to proceed in bankruptcy should be granted.


The commission may not authorize a district to proceed in bankruptcy unless the commission determines that the district cannot, through the full exercise of its rights and powers under the laws of this state, reasonably expect to meet its debts and other obligations as they mature.


The commission shall adopt and assess reasonable and necessary fees adequate to recover the costs of the commission in administering this section.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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