H.B. No. 1599

relating to certain conservation and reclamation districts' use of money received under a contract with a municipality. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter H, Chapter 49, Water Code, is amended by adding Section 49.2145 to read as follows: Sec. 49.2145. USE OF MONEY RECEIVED UNDER CERTAIN CONTRACTS. (a) This section applies only to a district located in: (1) a county included in the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District; or (2) a county included in the Fort Bend Subsidence District. (b) A district that receives money from a municipality under the terms of a contract with the municipality, including a strategic partnership agreement authorized by Section 43.0751, Local Government Code, may use the money for any purpose of the district or the municipality, unless the contract requires the district to use the money for a specified purpose. For purposes of this chapter, a district purpose includes a municipal purpose for which money is used under this section. SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act applies to a contract between a municipality and a conservation and reclamation district entered into before, on, or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 3. 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. 1599 was passed by the House on April 26, 2005, by a non-record vote; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B. No. 1599 on May 23, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House I certify that H.B. No. 1599 was passed by the Senate, with amendments, on May 20, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate APPROVED: __________________ Date __________________ Governor