Law:Title 6. Water And Wastewater. Subtitle F. Municipal Utility Districts from Chapter 8352. Harris County Municipal (Texas)

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Subtitle F. Municipal Utility Districts

Contents

Chapter 8352. Harris County Municipal

UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 403


Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section 8352.001.  Definition. In T

his chapter, "district" means the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 403.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Subchapter B. Powers And Duties

Section 8352.051.  Municipal Utility District Powers And Duties.

The district has the powers and duties provided by the general law of this state, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code, applicable to municipal utility districts created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.052.  Authority For Road Projects.

Under Section 52, Article III, Texas Constitution, the district may design, acquire, construct, finance, issue bonds for, improve, operate, maintain and convey to this state, a county, or a municipality for operation and maintenance macadamized, graveled, or paved roads, or improvements, including storm drainage, in aid of those roads.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.053.  Road Standards And Requirements.

(a) A road project must meet all applicable construction standards, zoning and subdivision requirements, and regulations of each municipality in whose corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction the road project is located.

(b)  If a road project is not located in the corporate limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality, the road project must meet all applicable construction standards, subdivision requirements, and regulations of each county in which the road project is located.

(c)  If the state will maintain and operate the road, the Texas Transportation Commission must approve the plans and specifications of the road project.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.054.  Compliance With Municipal Consent Ordinance Or Resolution.

The district shall comply with all applicable requirements of an ordinance or resolution that is adopted under Section 54.016 or 54.0165, Water Code, and that consents to the creation of the district or to the inclusion of land in the district.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.055.  Limitation On Use Of Eminent Domain.

The district may not exercise the power of eminent domain outside the district to acquire a site or easement for:

(1)  a road project authorized by Section 8352.052; or

(2)  a recreational facility as defined by Section 49.462, Water Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Subchapter C. General Financial Provisions

Section 8352.101.  Tax To Repay Bonds. The

district may impose a tax to pay the principal of or interest on bonds issued under Section 8352.151.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Subchapter D. Bonds And Other Obligations

Section 8352.151.  Authority To Issue Bonds And Other Obligations.t

he district may issue bonds or other obligations payable wholly or partly from ad valorem taxes, impact fees, revenue, contract payments, grants, or other district money, or any combination of those sources, to pay for any authorized district purpose.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.152.  Taxes For Bonds.

At the time the district issues bonds payable wholly or partly from ad valorem taxes, the district shall provide for the annual imposition of a continuing direct ad valorem tax, without limit as to rate or amount, while all or part of the bonds are outstanding as required and in the manner provided by Sections 54.601 and 54.602, Water Code.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.



Section 8352.153.  Bonds For Road Projects.

(a) The district may not issue bonds payable from ad valorem taxes to finance a road project unless the issuance is approved by a vote of a two-thirds majority of the district voters voting at an election held for that purpose.

(b)  At the time of issuance, the total principal amount of bonds or other obligations issued or incurred to finance road projects and payable from ad valorem taxes may not exceed one-fourth of the assessed value of the real property in the district.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 429, Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.


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