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  H.B. No. 1474
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a common characteristic or use project in a public
  improvement district in certain municipalities.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 372.0035, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (e) to
  read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies only to:
               (1)  a municipality that:
                     (A)  has a population of more than 650,000 and
  less than two million; [or]
                     (B)  has a population of more than 325,000 and
  less than 625,000; or
                     (C)  has a population of more than 105,000 and is
  wholly located in a county with a population of less than 250,000;
  and
               (2)  a public improvement district established under
  this subchapter and solely composed of territory in which the only
  businesses are:
                     (A)  hotels with 100 or more rooms ordinarily used
  for sleeping, if the district is established by a municipality
  described by Subdivision (1)(A); or
                     (B)  hotels with 75 or more rooms ordinarily used
  for sleeping, if the district is established by a municipality
  described by Subdivision (1)(B) or (C).
         (e)  A municipality may undertake a project under this
  section only for a purpose described by Section 372.003(b)(13). 
         SECTION 2.  The limitation on authority imposed by Section
  372.0035(e), Local Government Code, as added by this Act, applies
  only to a common characteristic or use project undertaken by a
  municipality on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1474 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 126, Nays 21, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1474 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 26, Nays 5.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor