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  S.B. No. 1878
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the service plan for the annexation by certain
  municipalities of territory included in an emergency services
  district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 43.056(p), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (p)  This subsection applies only to a municipality in a
  county with a population of more than one million and less than 1.75
  [1.5] million.  For a municipality that has adopted Chapter 143 and
  directly employs firefighters, a service plan that includes the
  provision of services to an area that, at the time the service plan
  is adopted, is located in the territory of an emergency services
  district:
               (1)  must require the municipality's fire department to
  provide initial response to the annexed territory that is
  equivalent to that provided to other areas within the corporate
  boundaries of the municipality with similar topography, land use,
  and population density;
               (2)  may not provide for municipal fire services to the
  annexed area solely or primarily by means of an automatic aid or
  mutual aid agreement with the affected emergency services district
  or other third-party provider of services; and
               (3)  may authorize the emergency services district to
  provide supplemental fire and emergency medical services to the
  annexed area by means of an automatic aid or mutual aid agreement.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  43.056(p), Local Government Code, applies only to the annexation of
  an area for which all parts of the statutory annexation process are
  begun on or after the effective date of this Act. The annexation of
  an area for which any part of the statutory annexation process was
  begun before the effective date of this Act is governed by the law
  in effect immediately before the effective date of this Act, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1878 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1878 passed the House on
  May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 1, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor