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  H.B. No. 294
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to appointment of a receiver for a water or sewer utility.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 13.412(a), Water Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  At the request of the utility commission or the
  commission, the attorney general shall bring suit for the
  appointment of a receiver to collect the assets and carry on the
  business of a water or sewer utility that:
               (1)  has abandoned operation of its facilities;
               (2)  informs the utility commission or the commission
  that the owner is abandoning the system;
               (3)  violates a final order of the utility commission
  or the commission; [or]
               (4)  allows any property owned or controlled by it to be
  used in violation of a final order of the utility commission or the
  commission; or
               (5)  violates a final judgment issued by a district
  court in a suit brought by the attorney general under:
                     (A)  this chapter;
                     (B)  Chapter 7; or
                     (C)  Chapter 341, Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 294 was passed by the House on April
  26, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 294 was passed by the Senate on May
  12, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor