SB 2039

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

Vote Recommendation

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Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 546; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and 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. The first 5 members of the board of directors are appointed and temporary. The district is located in Harris County.. The district may not exercise the power of eminent domain. 

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

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 2039 would provide the legislative requirement necessary to establish fundamental services in the area described in the bill as Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 546. The taxing and bonding authority given to theHarris County Municipal Utility District No. 546 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.