Texas Water Code
Sec. § 62.153
Duties of District Treasurer; Authority of Designated Officer


(a)

The district treasurer shall:

(1)

open an account for all funds received by the district treasurer for the district and all district funds which the treasurer pays out;

(2)

pay out money on vouchers signed by the chairman of the commission, any two members of the commission, or the commissioners court, or any two of any number of persons delegated by the commission with authority to sign vouchers, provided that the commission may, in such delegation, limit the authority of such persons and may require that each furnish a fidelity bond in such amount as the commission shall specify and subject to commission approval;

(3)

carefully preserve all orders for the payment of money; and

(4)

render a correct account to the commissioners court of all matters relating to the financial condition of the district as often as required by the commissioners court.

(b)

The district treasurer is not required to sign a check drawn on a depository selected under Section 62.156 (Selection of Depository), unless the district treasurer is the designated officer of the district, as defined by Section 60.271 (Selection of Depository)(g).

(c)

A designated officer of a district may make a payment on behalf of the district by a check drawn on a depository selected under Section 62.155 (Deposit in Banking Corporation) in a manner consistent with the payment procedures adopted under Section 60.271 (Selection of Depository)(f) without authorization by the district treasurer.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1915, ch. 618, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 398 (S.B. 1131), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 427 (S.B. 1395), Sec. 17, eff. June 1, 2017.
Reenacted and amended by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 108 (S.B. 755), Sec. 9, eff. May 22, 2019.
Reenacted by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 467 (H.B. 4170), Sec. 17.003, eff. September 1, 2019.
Sec. 62.154. APPLICABILITY OF SECTIONS 62.155-62.159. Sections 62.155-62.159 of this code apply to all revenue, income, money, funds, or increments except revenue derived from taxation which may result from the ownership and operation of the districts improvements and facilities. However, these sections do not apply to any of the following counties:

(1)

Matagorda;

(2)

Fort Bend;

(3)

Brazoria;

(4)

Chambers;

(5)

Galveston; and

(6)

Harris.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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