H.B. No. 918

relating to the authority of a municipality to establish economic development programs in certain areas. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 380.001(a), Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) The governing body of a municipality may establish and provide for the administration of one or more programs, including programs for making loans and grants of public money and providing personnel and services of the municipality, to promote state or local economic development and to stimulate business and commercial activity in the municipality. For purposes of this subsection, a municipality includes an area that: (1) has been annexed by the municipality for limited purposes; or (2) is in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005. ______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House I certify that H.B. No. 918 was passed by the House on April 6, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 134, Nays 1, 1 present, not voting. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 918 was passed by the Senate on May 5, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: _____________________ Date _____________________ Governor