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  H.B. No. 3717
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the sale of a water or sewer utility system by a
  municipality without an election.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 1502.055, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a) or other law, a
  municipality is not required to hold an election to authorize the
  sale of a municipal retail water or sewer utility system if the
  Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a notice of
  violation to the utility system and the governing body of the
  municipality finds by official action that the municipality is
  either financially or technically unable to restore the system to
  compliance with the applicable law or regulations.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3717 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 9, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3717 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor