Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.075
Publication of Ordinance, Rule, or Regulation; Proof of Publication


Each ordinance, rule, or regulation enacted by the commission under this subchapter which imposes a fine or other penalty shall be published in every issue of a newspaper of general circulation published in the district for the 10-day period immediately following its adoption. If the only newspaper published in the district is published weekly, the publication shall be made in two consecutive issues of the newspaper.


Proof of publication under Subsection (a) of this section shall be made by the printer or publisher of the newspaper by affidavit filed with the secretary of the commission and shall be prima facie evidence of publication and adoption of the ordinance, rule, or regulation in all courts of this state.


In lieu of the publication of the entire ordinance, rule, or regulation, the commission may provide for the publication of a descriptive caption or title, stating in summary the purpose of the ordinance, rule, or regulation and the penalty for violation.


An ordinance, rule, or regulation shall take effect and be in force from and after publication under Subsection (a) of this section unless otherwise provided.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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