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  S.B. No. 1268
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subdivision (10), Subsection (b), Section 30.05,
  Penal Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (10)  "Recreational vehicle park" has the meaning
  assigned by Section 13.087, Water [means a tract of land that has
  rental spaces for two or more recreational vehicles, as defined by
  Section 522.004, Transportation] Code.
         SECTION 2.  Subdivision (3), Section 94.001, Property Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
               (3)  "Manufactured home" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 1201.003, Occupations Code[, and for purposes of this
  chapter, a reference to a manufactured home includes a recreational
  vehicle].
         SECTION 3.  Section 94.002, Property Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 94.002.  APPLICABILITY. (a)  This chapter applies only
  to the relationship between a landlord who leases property in a
  manufactured home community and a tenant leasing property in the
  manufactured home community for the purpose of situating a
  manufactured home [or a recreational vehicle] on the property.
         (b)  This chapter does not apply to the relationship between:
               (1)  a landlord who owns a manufactured home and a
  tenant who leases the manufactured home from the landlord;
               (2)  a landlord who leases property in a manufactured
  home community and a tenant leasing property in the manufactured
  home community for the placement of personal property to be used for
  human habitation, excluding a manufactured home [or a recreational
  vehicle]; or
               (3)  a landlord and an employee or an agent of the
  landlord.
         SECTION 4.  Subdivision (2), Section 184.011, Utilities
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (2)  "Dwelling unit":
                     (A)  means:
                           (i) [(A)]  one or more rooms that are
  suitable for occupancy as a residence and that contain kitchen and
  bathroom facilities; or
                           (ii) [(B)]  a mobile home in a mobile home
  park; and
                     (B)  does not include a recreational vehicle, as
  defined by Section 522.004(b), Transportation Code.
         SECTION 5.  Subchapter C, Chapter 184, Utilities Code, is
  amended by adding Section 184.036 to read as follows:
         Sec. 184.036.  UTILITY CUTOFF AT RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK.
  Notwithstanding any other law, a person who operates a recreational
  vehicle park, as defined by Section 13.087, Water Code, may
  withhold electric, water, or wastewater utility services from a
  person occupying a recreational vehicle at the park if the occupant
  is delinquent in paying for utility services provided by the
  operator until the occupant pays the delinquent amount.
         SECTION 6.  Subdivision (3), Subsection (a), Section 13.087,
  Water Code, is amended to read as follows:
               (3)  "Recreational vehicle park" means a commercial
  property:
                     (A)  that is designed primarily [on which service
  connections are made] for recreational vehicle transient guest use;
  and
                     (B)  for which fees for site service connections
  for recreational vehicles, as defined by Section 522.004(b),
  Transportation Code, are paid daily, weekly, or monthly [at
  intervals of one day or longer].
         SECTION 7.  Subsection (a-1), Section 49.2122, Water Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a-1)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a district that
  provides nonsubmetered master metered utility service, as defined
  by Section 13.087(a)(1), to a recreational vehicle park, as defined
  by Section 13.087(a)(3):
               (1)  [,] shall determine the rates for that service on
  the same basis the district uses to determine the rates for other
  commercial businesses that serve transient customers and receive
  nonsubmetered master metered utility service from the district; and
               (2)  may not charge a person who owns or operates a
  recreational vehicle park that receives nonsubmetered master
  metered utility service from the district an administrative fee for
  the services provided.
         SECTION 8.  Subdivisions (8) and (10), Section 94.001,
  Property Code, are repealed.
         SECTION 9.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1268 passed the Senate on
  April 25, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1268 passed the House on
  May 22, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor