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  S.B. No. 1303
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to maps of the actual or proposed boundaries and
  extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality and certain
  notices related to expanding the boundaries.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 41.001, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (a-1),
  (d), and (e) to read as follows:
         (a)  Each municipality shall prepare a map that shows the
  boundaries of the municipality and of its extraterritorial
  jurisdiction. The municipality shall maintain a copy of the map in
  a location that is easily accessible to the public, including:
               (1)  [A copy of the map shall be kept] in the office of
  the secretary or clerk of the municipality;
               (2)  if[. If] the municipality has a municipal
  engineer, [a copy of the map shall also be kept] in the office of the
  engineer; and
               (3)  if the municipality maintains an Internet website,
  on the municipality's website.
         (a-1)  A municipality shall make a copy of a map required
  under Subsection (a) available without charge.
         (d)  In addition to the requirements of this section, a
  home-rule municipality shall create, or contract for the creation
  of, and make publicly available a digital map that complies with
  this section. A digital map required under this subsection must be
  made available without charge and in a format widely used by common
  geographic information system software.  If the municipality
  maintains an Internet website, the municipality shall make the
  digital map available on the municipality's website.
         (e)  A home-rule municipality that does not have common
  geographic information system software shall make the digital map
  available in any other widely used electronic format in accordance
  with Subsection (d).
         SECTION 2.  Section 43.052, Local Government Code, is
  amended by adding Subsections (f-1) and (f-2) to read as follows:
         (f-1)  In addition to the notice provided under Subsection
  (f), a home-rule municipality, before the 90th day after the date
  the municipality adopts or amends an annexation plan under this
  section, shall give written notice as provided by this subsection
  to each property owner in any area that would be newly included in
  the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction as a result of the
  proposed annexation. For purposes of this subsection, a property
  owner is the owner as indicated by the appraisal records furnished
  by the appraisal district for each county in which the area that
  would be newly included in the municipality's extraterritorial
  jurisdiction is located. The notice must include:
               (1)  a description of the area that has been included in
  the municipality's annexation plan;
               (2)  a statement that the completed annexation of that
  area will expand the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction
  to include all or part of the property owner's property;
               (3)  a statement of the purpose of extraterritorial
  jurisdiction designation as provided by Section 42.001; and
               (4)  a brief description of each municipal ordinance
  that would be applicable, as authorized by Section 212.003, in the
  area that would be newly included in the municipality's
  extraterritorial jurisdiction.
         (f-2)  In addition to the notice requirements under
  Subsection (f), a home-rule municipality, before the 90th day after
  the date the municipality adopts or amends an annexation plan under
  this section, shall create, or contract for the creation of, and
  make publicly available a digital map that identifies the area
  proposed for annexation and any area that would be newly included in
  the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction as a result of the
  proposed annexation. A digital map required under this subsection
  must be made available without charge and in a format widely used by
  common geographic information system software or in any other
  widely used electronic format if the municipality does not have
  common geographic information system software.  If the municipality
  maintains an Internet website, the municipality shall make the
  digital map available on the municipality's website.
         SECTION 3.  Section 43.0561, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsections (d), (e),
  and (f) to read as follows:
         (c)  The municipality must:
               (1)  post notice of the hearings on the municipality's
  Internet website if the municipality has an Internet website; and
               (2)  publish notice of the hearings in a newspaper of
  general circulation:
                     (A)  in the municipality;
                     (B)  [and] in the area proposed for annexation;
  and
                     (C)  if the municipality is a home-rule
  municipality, in any area that would be newly included in the
  municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by the expansion of
  the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction resulting from
  the proposed annexation.
         (d)  The notice for each hearing must be published at least
  once on or after the 20th day but before the 10th day before the date
  of the hearing. The notice for each hearing must be posted on the
  municipality's Internet website on or after the 20th day but before
  the 10th day before the date of the hearing and must remain posted
  until the date of the hearing.
         (e)  This subsection applies only to a home-rule
  municipality.  If applicable, the notice for each hearing must
  include:
               (1)  a statement that the completed annexation of the
  area will expand the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction;
               (2)  a description of the area that would be newly
  included in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction;
               (3)  a statement of the purpose of extraterritorial
  jurisdiction designation as provided by Section 42.001; and
               (4)  a brief description of each municipal ordinance
  that would be applicable, as authorized by Section 212.003, in the
  area that would be newly included in the municipality's
  extraterritorial jurisdiction.
         (f)  In addition to the notice required by Subsection (c),
  the [The] municipality must give [additional] notice by certified
  mail to:
               (1)  each public entity, as defined by Section 43.053,
  and utility service provider that provides services in the area
  proposed for annexation; and
               (2)  each railroad company that serves the municipality
  and is on the municipality's tax roll if the company's right-of-way
  is in the area proposed for annexation.
         SECTION 4.  Section 43.063, Local Government Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsections (d), (e),
  and (f) to read as follows:
         (c)  The municipality must:
               (1)  post notice of the hearings on the municipality's
  Internet website if the municipality has an Internet website; and
               (2)  publish notice of the hearings in a newspaper of
  general circulation:
                     (A)  in the municipality;
                     (B)  [and] in the area proposed for annexation;
  and
                     (C)  if the municipality is a home-rule
  municipality, in any area that would be newly included in the
  municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction by the expansion of
  the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction resulting from
  the proposed annexation.
         (d)  The notice for each hearing must be published at least
  once on or after the 20th day but before the 10th day before the date
  of the hearing. The notice for each hearing must be posted on the
  municipality's Internet website on or after the 20th day but before
  the 10th day before the date of the hearing and must remain posted
  until the date of the hearing.
         (e)  This subsection applies only to a home-rule
  municipality.  If applicable, the notice for each hearing must
  include:
               (1)  a statement that the completed annexation of the
  area will expand the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction;
               (2)  a description of the area that would be newly
  included in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction;
               (3)  a statement of the purpose of extraterritorial
  jurisdiction designation as provided by Section 42.001; and
               (4)  a brief description of each municipal ordinance
  that would be applicable, as authorized by Section 212.003, in the
  area that would be newly included in the municipality's
  extraterritorial jurisdiction.
         (f)  In addition to the notice required by Subsection (c),
  the [The] municipality must give [additional] notice by certified
  mail to each railroad company that serves the municipality and is on
  the municipality's tax roll if the company's right-of-way is in the
  area proposed for annexation.
         SECTION 5.  Subchapter C-1, Chapter 43, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 43.0635 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.0635.  MAP REQUIREMENT FOR PROPOSED ANNEXATION. In
  addition to the notice requirements under Section 43.063, a
  home-rule municipality, before the municipality may institute
  annexation proceedings, shall create, or contract for the creation
  of, and make publicly available a digital map that identifies the
  area proposed for annexation and any area that would be newly
  included in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction as a
  result of the proposed annexation. A digital map required under
  this section must be made available without charge and in a format
  widely used by common geographic information system software or in
  any other widely used electronic format if the municipality does
  not have common geographic information system software.  If the
  municipality maintains an Internet website, the municipality shall
  make the digital map available on the municipality's website.
         SECTION 6.  Not later than January 1, 2020, each home-rule
  municipality shall make publicly available a digital map that
  complies with Section 41.001(d), Local Government Code, as added by
  this Act.
         SECTION 7.  (a)  The change in law made by Section
  43.052(f-1), Local Government Code, as added by this Act, applies
  only to a prospective expansion of extraterritorial jurisdiction
  resulting from an area proposed for annexation that is included in a
  municipal annexation plan on or after September 1, 2019.
         (b)  The change in law made by Section 43.052(f-2), Local
  Government Code, as added by this Act, applies only to a proposed
  annexation that is included in a municipal annexation plan on or
  after September 1, 2019.
         (c)  The changes in law made by Sections 43.0561 and 43.063,
  Local Government Code, as amended by this Act, apply only to a
  hearing notice published on or after September 1, 2019. A hearing
  notice published before September 1, 2019, is governed by the law in
  effect when the hearing notice was published, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         (d)  The change in law made by Section 43.0635, Local
  Government Code, as added by this Act, applies only to a proposed
  annexation for which the first hearing notice required by Section
  43.063, Local Government Code, as amended by this Act, is published
  on or after September 1, 2019.
         SECTION 8.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1303 passed the Senate on
  April 11, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1303 passed the House on
  May 22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 6, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor