SB 904

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Municipal Utility Districts
Special Districts
Hood County

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Brian Birdwell

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Cresson Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Hood County; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

This is a local bill. SB 904 would create the Cresson Municipal Utility District No. 1 of Hood County, granting it certain powers to implement and finance road projects and provide firefighting services. The procedures for the issuance of bonds and imposing taxes are established. If this Act does not receive a two-thirds vote by all members of each house, it will have no eminent domain power.

Vote Recommendation Notes

While this bill would create a new special purpose district, due to the limited local nature of this bill and the unique role MUDs play in allowing development to take place in a way that makes the users of the service responsible for the cost of that development we are neutral on this legislation. We do recommend that MUDs be subject to sunset provisions so they do not operate in perpetuity.