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  H.B. No. 1312
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the annexation by certain municipalities of land owned
  by a navigation district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 43, Local Government Code,
  is amended by adding Section 43.082 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.082.  ANNEXATION BY CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES OF LAND
  OWNED BY NAVIGATION DISTRICT.  A municipality with a population of
  less than 30,000, that is in a county that borders the Gulf of
  Mexico and that is adjacent to a county with a population of one
  million or more, and that seeks to annex land owned by a navigation
  district operating under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas
  Constitution, must have the consent of the district to annex the
  land.
         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. 1312 was passed by the House on March
  13, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 1, 3 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1312 on May 8, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1312 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on April 30, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31,
  Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor