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  H.B. No. 536
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the consent required for a municipality to annex a water
  or sewer district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 43.071, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:
         (g)  For an annexation of an area in a water or sewer district
  that is wholly or partly in the overlapping extraterritorial
  jurisdiction of two or more municipalities, any one of those
  municipalities is not required to obtain under Section 42.023 the
  written consent of any of the other municipalities in order to annex
  the area if:
               (1)  the area contains less than 100 acres;
               (2)  the annexing municipality, before June 1, 2005,
  annexed more than 50 percent of the territory of the water or sewer
  district, as the district existed on the date of its creation; and
               (3)  the entire water or sewer district would be
  contained in the annexing municipality after completion of the
  annexation.
         SECTION 2.  Section 43.071(g), Local Government Code, as
  added by this Act, applies only to the annexation of an area for
  which all parts of the statutory annexation process are begun on or
  after the effective date of this Act.  The annexation of an area for
  which any part of the statutory annexation process was begun before
  the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect
  immediately before the effective date of this Act, and the former
  law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 536 was passed by the House on March
  28, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 536 on May 21, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 536 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 17, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor