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  S.B. No. 1082
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to strategic partnerships for the continuation of certain
  water districts annexed by a municipality and to certain
  restrictions on their use.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subdivision (1), Subsection (a), Section
  43.0751, Local Government Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (1)  "District" means a conservation and reclamation
  [water control and improvement district or a municipal utility]
  district [created or] operating under Chapter 49 [51 or 54], Water
  Code.  The term does not include a groundwater conservation
  district operating under Chapter 36, Water Code, or a special
  utility district operating under Chapter 65, Water Code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 43.0751, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsection (r) to read as follows:
         (r)  A district or the area of a district annexed for limited
  purposes under this section must be:
               (1)  in the municipality's extraterritorial
  jurisdiction; and
               (2)  contiguous to the corporate boundaries of the
  municipality or an area annexed by the municipality for limited
  purposes, unless the district consents to noncontiguous annexation
  under a strategic partnership agreement with the municipality.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter D, Chapter 43, Local Government Code,
  is amended by adding Section 43.07515 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.07515.  REGULATION OF FIREWORKS UNDER STRATEGIC
  PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT LAW.  (a)  A municipality may not regulate
  under Section 43.0751 or 43.0752 the sale, use, storage, or
  transportation of fireworks outside of the municipality's
  boundaries.
         (b)  To the extent of a conflict with any other law, this
  section controls.
         SECTION 4.  Section 43.0751, Local Government Code, as
  amended by this Act, applies only to an annexation for limited
  purposes of an area for which a municipality institutes proceedings
  to annex the area on or after the effective date of this Act.  The
  annexation of an area for limited purposes for which a municipality
  institutes annexation proceedings before that date is governed by
  the law in effect immediately before the effective date of this Act,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  Section 43.07515, Local Government Code, as
  added by this Act, applies only to a regulation adopted on or after
  the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1082 passed the Senate on
  April 14, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 23, 2011, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1082 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 10, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 141,
  Nays 1, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor