HB 3081

84(R) - 2015
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Ed Thompson

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, or taxes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact is expected. 

Bill Analysis

This bill seeks to create a municipal utility district focusing on road construction, drainage, wastewater, and other fundamental needs and may issue bonds and levy ad valorem taxes.This district may be split up if there is no outstanding bond debt and is not imposing ad valorem taxes. The first 5 members of the board of directors are appointed and temporary. The district is located in Brazoria County are given to Alvin, Texas. The district may not exercise the power of eminent domain.

The municipality must vote to approve the enactment of this legislation. 

Sen. Larry Taylor is the sponsor of this bill. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 3081 would provide the legislative requirement necessary to establish fundamental services in the area described in the bill as Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68. The taxing and bonding authority given to the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68 only has local application. While this bill would create a new special purpose district, due to the local nature of this bill we are neutral on this legislation. 

MUDs are a political subdivision of the State that can provide utilities, parks, pools, recreational facilities, and other services to new residential developments within the boundaries of the district. MUDs may levy taxes, collect fees, and issue bonds to provide these services.