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  H.B. No. 4569
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the operation of the Ector County Hospital District.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 1024.051(a) and (d), Special District
  Local Laws Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The district is governed by a board of seven directors
  elected from single-member districts.
         (d)  An election shall be held on the uniform election date
  in May of each odd-numbered [even-numbered] year to elect the
  appropriate number of directors.
         SECTION 2.  Section 1024.054(b), Special District Local Laws
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  In addition to Subsection (a), a person who is elected
  from a single-member district [commissioners precinct] or who is
  appointed to fill a vacancy for a single-member district
  [commissioners precinct] must be a resident of that single-member
  district [commissioners precinct].
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter B, Chapter 1024, Special District
  Local Laws Code, is amended by adding Section 1024.0545 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 1024.0545.  GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL. (a) It is a ground
  for removal from the board that a director is absent from more than
  half of the regularly scheduled board meetings that the director is
  eligible to attend in any 12-month period without an excuse
  approved by a majority vote of the board.
         (b)  The validity of an action of the board is not affected by
  the fact that the action is taken when a ground for removal of a
  director exists.
         (c)  A director may be removed for a ground provided by this
  section using the procedures provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 87,
  Local Government Code, for removing a county official.
         SECTION 4.  Section 1024.051(b), Special District Local Laws
  Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 5.  (a)  The legislature validates and confirms all
  governmental acts and proceedings of the board of directors of the
  Ector County Hospital District that were taken before the effective
  date of this Act.
         (b)  This section does not apply to any matter that on the
  effective date of this Act:
               (1)  is involved in litigation if the litigation
  ultimately results in the matter being held invalid by a final court
  judgment; or
               (2)  has been held invalid by a final court judgment.
         SECTION 6.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4569 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4569 was passed by the Senate on May
  22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor