Texas Water Code
Sec. § 54.030
Conversion of Certain Districts Into Districts Operating Under This Chapter


(a)

Any water improvement district, water control and improvement district, fresh water supply district, levee improvement district, irrigation district, or any other conservation and reclamation district created under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, may be converted to a district operating under this chapter.

(b)

The governing body of a district which desires to convert into a district operating under this chapter shall adopt and enter in the minutes of the governing body a resolution declaring that in its judgment, conversion into a municipal utility district operating under this chapter and under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution, would serve the best interest of the district and would be a benefit to the land and property included in the district. The resolution shall also request that the commission approve the conversion of the district.

(b)

The governing body of a district which desires to convert into a district operating under this chapter shall, after providing notice in accordance with Section 54.032 (Conversion of District: Notice), hold a hearing on the question of the conversion of the district into a municipal utility district operating under this chapter and under Article XVI, Section 59, of the Texas Constitution.

(c)

The governing body of the converting district must present a general description of any litigation that is pending against the district at the hearing under Subsection (b).

(d)

After the hearing held under Subsection (b), the governing body of the converting district may adopt and enter in the minutes of the governing body a resolution declaring that in the judgment of the governing body, conversion under this section would serve the best interest of the district and would be a benefit to the land and property included in the district. The resolution shall also request that the commission approve the conversion of the district.

(e)

A copy of the resolution under Subsection (d) shall be:

(1)

filed with the commission; and

(2)

mailed to each state senator and representative who represents the area in which the district is located.
Added by Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 779, ch. 84, Sec. 1. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 368, ch. 81, Sec. 9(e), eff. Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 399, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 539 (H.B. 2914), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2019.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1128 (H.B. 2590), Sec. 5, eff. September 1, 2019.
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