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  H.B. No. 2105
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to municipally owned utility systems; authorizing the
  imposition of fees by a utility board of trustees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 1502.002(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  A municipality may acquire, purchase, construct,
  improve, enlarge, equip, operate, or maintain any property,
  including channels or bodies of water known as resacas, interests
  in property, buildings, structures, activities, services,
  operations, or other facilities, with respect to:
               (1)  a utility system;
               (2)  a park; or
               (3)  a swimming pool.
         SECTION 2.  Section 1502.057, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (c) to read as follows:
         (c)  The board of trustees having management and control of a
  utility system located in a county contiguous to the Gulf of Mexico
  and bordering the United Mexican States may impose and collect the
  charges authorized under this section for services provided by the
  utility system.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2105 was passed by the House on April
  25, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2105 was passed by the Senate on May
  15, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor