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  S.B. No. 1468
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to annexation by certain municipalities of a special
  district under a strategic partnership agreement.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 43.0751(s), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (s)  Notwithstanding any other law other than Section
  43.083, the procedures prescribed by Subchapters C-3, C-4, and C-5
  do not apply to the annexation of an area under this section.  
  Except as provided by Subsection (h), a municipality shall follow
  the procedures established under the strategic partnership
  agreement for full-purpose annexation of an area under this
  section.
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter D, Chapter 43, Local Government Code,
  is amended by adding Section 43.083 to read as follows:
         Sec. 43.083.  ANNEXATION BY CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES THAT
  OPERATE MUNICIPALLY OWNED WATER UTILITY.  (a)  This section applies
  only to a municipality that:
               (1)  operates a municipally owned water utility; and
               (2)  is a party to a strategic partnership agreement:
                     (A)  with a municipal utility district; and
                     (B)  under which the municipality contemplates
  annexing 400 or more water or wastewater connections that are not
  located in the district.
         (b)  A municipality authorized or required to annex a
  district for full purposes under a strategic partnership agreement
  under Section 43.0751:
               (1)  may not annex the district without also annexing
  all of the unincorporated area served by the district that is
  located in the municipality's extraterritorial jurisdiction; and
               (2)  must receive approval for the annexations under
  the agreement and Subdivision (1) as required by Subchapter C-3,
  C-4, or C-5, as applicable, before annexation.
         SECTION 3.  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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 1468 passed the Senate on
  May 2, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 25, Nays 6; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 21, 2019, by the
  following vote: Yeas 28, Nays 3.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1468 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 16, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 134,
  Nays 7, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor