A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT relating to the powers of the Spring Branch Management District.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
The heading to Chapter 3830, Special District Local Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:
[AREA COOMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT] MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Section 3830.001(2), Special District Local Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:
(2) “District” means the Spring Branch [Area Community Improvement] Management District.
Section 3830.002, Special District Local Laws Code, is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3830.002. SPRING BRANCH [AREA COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT] MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.
The Spring Branch [Area Community Improvement] Management District is a special district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
Chapter 3830, Special District Local Laws Code is amended to add a new Section 3830.107, to read as follows:
Sec. 3830.107. TAX INCREMENT REINVESTMENT ZONES.
(a) The district is authorized to establish and implement tax increment reinvestment zones as provided in Chapter 311, Tax Code, in the same manner as a municipality.
(b) All or any part of the district may be included in a tax increment reinvestment zone, regardless of the percentage of total value the land represents to the district as a whole, or whether the land is used for residential purposes.
(c) Section 311.006, Tax Code, does not apply to a reinvestment zone that contains land within the district. The total appraised value of taxable real property in a reinvestment zone that contains land within the district does not count towards the total appraised value of taxable real property in the municipality in Section 311.006, Tax Code.
(a) The legislature validates and confirms all governmental acts and proceedings of the Spring Branch Management District, or the district operating under any other name, that were taken before the effective date of this Act. The acts and proceedings may not be held invalid because they were not in accordance with Chapter 3830, Special District Local Laws Code, or other law.
(b) This section does not apply to any matter that on the effective date of this Act:
(1) is involved in litigation if the litigation ultimately results in the matter being held invalid by a final court judgment; or
(2) has been held invalid by a final court judgment.
(a) The legal notice of the intention to introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies, officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 313, Government Code.
(b) The governor, one of the required recipients, has submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
(c) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has filed its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives within the required time.
(d) The general law relating to consent by political subdivisions to the creation of districts with conservation, reclamation, and road powers and the inclusion of land in those districts has been complied with.
(e) All requirements of the constitution and laws of this state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act have been fulfilled and accomplished.
EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2011.