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  S.B. No. 1855
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the Texarkana College District.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 130, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 130.0824 to read as follows:
         Sec. 130.0824.  GOVERNING BOARD OF TEXARKANA COLLEGE
  DISTRICT. (a)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this
  subchapter, the governing board of the Texarkana College District
  may by resolution or order of the board decrease the number of board
  members from nine to seven, with four members elected from
  respective commissioner precincts and three members elected at
  large.
         (b)  A resolution or order of the governing board under this
  section must establish transition terms of office to conform to
  elections held in even-numbered years and staggered six-year terms,
  with the initial board terms of three members expiring in 2014, of
  two members expiring in 2016, and of two members expiring in 2018.
         SECTION 2.  Section 130.203, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 130.203.  TEXARKANA COLLEGE DISTRICT SERVICE AREA. The
  service area of the Texarkana College District includes the
  territory within:
               (1)  the taxing district, which includes all [part] of
  [the municipality of Texarkana and part of the Pleasant Grove
  Independent School District;
               [(2)] Bowie County;
               (2) [(3)]  Cass County, except the territory within the
  Hughes Springs, Avinger, and Pewitt independent school districts;
  and
               (3) [(4)]  the Avery Independent School District
  located in Red River County.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1855 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. 1855 passed the House on
  May 20, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor