SB 2244

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Dallas, TX
Special Districts

Vote Recommendation

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Royce West

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the University Hills Municipal Management District; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments or fees.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2244 would create the University Hills Municipal Management District. The territory of the MMD would defined and the district would be authorized to issue bonds, impose taxes, assess fees, conduct improvement projects, and road projects. The district would not be permitted to exercise eminent domain power or create toll roads.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill would create a new special purpose district "to promote, develop, encourage, and maintain employment, commerce, transportation, housing, tourism, recreation, the arts, entertainment, economic development, safety, and the public welfare in the district." The district would be a part of a broader class of special districts known as Municipal Management Districts (MMD). This bill would grant municipal-type authority to a non-municipal entity, essentially creating a city within a city that lacks true accountability, which does not bode well towards supporting our liberty principles.

Creating this new management district grows the size, scope, and cost of government. For these reasons we oppose SB 2244.