Texas Water Code
Sec. § 54.0161
Review of Creation by County


This section applies only to a proposed district all of which is to be located outside the corporate limits of a municipality.


Promptly after a petition is filed with the commission to create a district to which this section applies, the commission shall notify the commissioners court of any county in which the proposed district is to be located.


The commissioners court of a county in which the district is to be located may review the petition for creation and other evidence and information relating to the proposed district that the commissioners consider necessary. Petitioners for the creation of a district shall submit to the county commissioners court any relevant information requested by the commissioners court.


In the event the county commissioners court votes to submit information to the commission or to make a recommendation regarding the creation of the proposed district, the commissioners court shall submit to the commission, at least 10 days before the date set for action on the petition, a written opinion stating:


whether the commissioners court recommends the creation of the proposed district; and


any findings, conclusions, and other information that the commissioners court thinks would assist the commission in making a final determination on the petition.


In passing on a petition subject to this section, the commission shall consider the written opinion submitted by the county commissioners court.
Added by Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1293, ch. 485, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 645 (H.B. 738), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
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