HB 956

86(R) - 2019
House County Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House County Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Rick Miller
Ron Reynolds
Phil Stephenson
John Zerwas


Borris Miles

Bill Caption

Relating to the dissolution of county assistance districts. 

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 956 would allow the governing body of a county assistance district to petition the commissioners court of the county to dissolve the district if a majority of the governing body finds the performance of the district's functions cannot be accomplished to the benefit of the residents and owners of land in the district. The bill provides for certain rules regarding hearings and notice of the hearing.

The commissioners court would be required to order the district dissolved and the district's assets transferred to the county if: (1) the commissioners court unanimously votes that dissolution is in the best interests of the district, the county, and the residents and landowners; and (2) the district has no outstanding bonds payable from district revenue and the dissolution does not impair any outstanding district debt or contractual obligation.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 956 because it does not affect our liberty principles.