SB 905

85(R) - 2017
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
Cresson, TX
Municipal Utility Districts
Special Districts

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Brian Birdwell

Bill Caption

Relating to the creation of the Cresson Crossroads Municipal Utility District No. 2; 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 905 would create the Cresson Crossroads Municipal Utility District No. 2, granting it certain powers to implement and finance road projects. This includes the authority to issue bonds and other obligations, and impose taxes. If this Act does not receive a two-thirds vote by all members of each house, this district may not exercise the power of eminent domain. 

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.