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  S.B. No. 525
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the protection of water quality in certain bodies of
  water.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Subchapter G, Chapter 231, Local
  Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
  SUBCHAPTER G.  ZONING AROUND LAKE ALAN HENRY, LAKE COOPER, LAKE
  RALPH HALL, [AND] POST LAKE, AND LOWER BOIS D'ARC CREEK RESERVOIR
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (a), Section 231.131, Local
  Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The legislature finds that:
               (1)  the areas that surround Lake Alan Henry, Lake
  Cooper, Lake Ralph Hall, [and] Post Lake, and Lower Bois d'Arc Creek
  Reservoir are or will be frequented for recreational purposes by
  residents from every part of the state;
               (2)  development in the area, including the
  construction of on-site water treatment systems or other sources of
  contamination, may impact the water quality in the lakes and the
  reservoir;
               (3)  orderly development and use of the area is of
  concern to the entire state; and
               (4) [(3)]  buildings in the area that will be
  frequented for resort or recreational purposes will tend to become
  congested and to be used in ways that interfere with the proper use
  of the area as a place of recreation to the detriment of the public
  health, safety, morals, and general welfare.
         SECTION 3.  Subsections (a) and (b), Section 231.132, Local
  Government Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This subchapter applies to:
               (1)  those parts of Garza County located within three
  miles of the high water marks established for Lake Alan Henry and
  Post Lake except land located in Garza County and owned by the White
  River Municipal Water District;
               (2)  those parts of Kent County located within three
  miles of the high water marks established for Lake Alan Henry;
               (3)  the area within 10,000 feet of where the shoreline
  of Lake Cooper would be if the lake were filled to its storage
  capacity; [and]
               (4)  the area within 5,000 feet of where the shoreline
  of Lake Ralph Hall would be if the lake were filled to its storage
  capacity; and
               (5)  the area within 5,000 feet of where the shoreline
  of the Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir would be if the reservoir
  were filled to its storage capacity.
         (b)  The areas described by Subsection (a) are subject to
  regulation under this subchapter regardless of whether the
  construction of an affected lake or reservoir is complete.
         SECTION 4.  Subsection (c), Section 231.132, Local
  Government Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 5.  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, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 525 passed the Senate on
  March 31, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 525 passed the House on
  April 14, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 1, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor