S.B. No. 688
  relating to the area served by certain municipal drainage utility
         SECTION 1.  Subdivision (8), Section 402.044, Local
  Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (8)  "Service area" means the municipal boundaries and
  any other land areas outside the municipal boundaries which, as a
  result of topography or hydraulics, contribute overland flow into
  the watersheds served by the drainage system of a municipality;
  provided, however, that in no event may a service area extend
  farther than the boundaries of a municipality's current
  extraterritorial jurisdiction, nor, except as provided by Section
  402.0451, may a service area of one municipality extend into the
  boundaries of another municipality. The service area is to be
  established in the ordinance establishing the drainage utility.
  Provided, that no municipality shall extend a service area outside
  of its municipal boundaries except:
                     (A)  a municipality of more than 500,000 [400,000]
  population located within 50 miles of an international border [in
  one or more counties of less than 600,000 population according to
  the most recent federal census];
                     (B)  a municipality all or part of which is
  located over or within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone or the
  Edwards Aquifer transition zone, as designated by the Texas Natural
  Resource Conservation Commission; or
                     (C)  as provided by Section 402.0451.
         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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 688 passed the Senate on
  March 28, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 21, 2007, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 688 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 17, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 143,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House