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  H.B. No. 1029
  relating to the development, rehabilitation, or expansion of
  affordable housing in a public improvement district established by
  a county or municipality.
         SECTION 1.  Section 372.003(b), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  A public improvement project may include:
               (1)  landscaping;
               (2)  erection of fountains, distinctive lighting, and
               (3)  acquiring, constructing, improving, widening,
  narrowing, closing, or rerouting of sidewalks or of streets, any
  other roadways, or their rights-of-way;
               (4)  construction or improvement of pedestrian malls;
               (5)  acquisition and installation of pieces of art;
               (6)  acquisition, construction, or improvement of
               (7)  acquisition, construction, or improvement of
  off-street parking facilities;
               (8)  acquisition, construction, improvement, or
  rerouting of mass transportation facilities;
               (9)  acquisition, construction, or improvement of
  water, wastewater, or drainage facilities or improvements;
               (10)  the establishment or improvement of parks;
               (11)  projects similar to those listed in Subdivisions
               (12)  acquisition, by purchase or otherwise, of real
  property in connection with an authorized improvement;
               (13)  special supplemental services for improvement
  and promotion of the district, including services relating to
  advertising, promotion, health and sanitation, water and
  wastewater, public safety, security, business recruitment,
  development, recreation, and cultural enhancement; [and]
               (14)  payment of expenses incurred in the
  establishment, administration, and operation of the district; and
               (15)  the development, rehabilitation, or expansion of
  affordable housing.
         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, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1029 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 3, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1029 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________