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  H.B. No. 1166
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of certain counties to develop a parks and
  recreation system under the law governing sports and community
  venue projects.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 334, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 334.008 to read as follows:
         Sec. 334.008.  PARKS AND RECREATION SYSTEM AS VENUE PROJECT:
  CERTAIN COUNTIES. (a) A county that has a population of less than
  2,000 and that contains no incorporated territory of a municipality
  may provide for the planning, acquisition, establishment,
  development, construction, or renovation of a county parks and
  recreation system as a venue project under this chapter.
         (b)  The venue project authorized by Subsection (a)
  includes:
               (1)  improvements or additions to the county parks and
  recreation system; and
               (2)  an area or facility that is part of the county
  parks and recreation system.
         (c)  To the extent that a provision of this chapter,
  including Sections 334.024(f), 334.1015, and 334.2515, applies to a
  venue project that is a municipal parks and recreation system or
  facility, those provisions apply to a venue project authorized by
  this section, and references to a municipality are considered
  references to a county to which this section applies.
         (d)  A county that authorizes a venue project described by
  this section maintains the authority granted under this section
  even if at a later time a part of the county becomes incorporated in
  a 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, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1166 was passed by the House on May
  11, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1166 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor