H.B. No. 3082
  relating to the obstruction of streets by certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 311.001, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a) or (b) or Section
  311.007, before a municipality with a population of 1.9 million or
  more may install traffic calming measures within the municipality,
  the governing body of the municipality must:
               (1)  publish standards and criteria, which must include
  sufficient notice to allow the governing body to receive and
  consider public comments from residents within one-half mile of the
  proposed traffic calming measure;
               (2)  on request of affected residents, schedule and
  hold a public meeting before implementation of the measure; and
               (3)  if the measure involves the closure of a street to
  motor vehicular traffic, before the closure:
                     (A)  hold a public hearing on the issue of the
  closure; and
                     (B)  approve the closure by a majority vote.
         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. 3082 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 2, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3082 on May 29, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0,
  1 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3082 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 25, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________