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  H.B. No. 3176
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the appointment of a board member of a property owners'
  association to fill a vacancy.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 209.00593(a), Property Code, as added by
  Chapter 1026 (H.B. 2761), Acts of the 82nd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2011, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Notwithstanding any provision in a dedicatory
  instrument, any board member whose term has expired must be elected
  by owners who are members of the property owners' association.  A
  board member may be appointed by the board [only] to fill a vacancy
  on the board [caused by a resignation, death, or disability].  A
  board member appointed to fill a vacant position shall serve for the
  remainder of the unexpired term of the position [predecessor board
  member].
         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, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3176 was passed by the House on May 1,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3176 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor