Texas Water Code
Sec. § 59.024
Exclusion of Certain Municipal Districts


(a)

A municipal district may be excluded from the district as provided by this section.

(b)

To be excluded, the board of directors of the municipal district may adopt a resolution requesting exclusion by a majority vote of its board of directors and shall file the petition with the directors of the proposed district before the first confirmation election.

(c)

At the time of the districts confirmation election, a separate voting precinct shall be used for the qualified voters in each municipal district that has filed a petition requesting exclusion. The votes in each precinct shall be tallied separately to determine whether that municipal district will be excluded from the district boundaries.

(d)

If a majority of the votes cast in a municipal district requesting exclusion vote against confirmation of the district, the votes cast in the confirmation election shall not be counted for the confirmation election, bond election, or maintenance tax election, and that municipal district must be excluded from the boundaries of the district by the board of directors of the district at the time the results of the election are canvassed.

(e)

After a confirmation election at which the district is authorized to be created, the board of directors of the district shall adopt an order redefining the boundaries of the district to exclude those municipal districts petitioning for exclusion that have voted not to confirm creation of the district.

(f)

Before the creation hearing, any municipal district located within the proposed district may petition the commission for a separate voting precinct to be used within the boundaries of the petitioning district at the time of the districts confirmation election. If the commission grants the petition requesting a separate voting precinct, Subsections (c) through (e) apply.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 715, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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