Bill Text: TX HB2654 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the personal liability of certain elected officials under local government programs to fund water and energy savings improvements through assessments.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective on 9/1/17 [HB2654 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB2654-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 2654
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the personal liability of certain elected officials
  under local government programs to fund water and energy savings
  improvements through assessments.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 399.015, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 399.015.  CONTRACT FOR COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS; NO
  PERSONAL LIABILITY. (a) The governing body of a local government
  may contract with the governing body of another taxing unit, as
  defined by Section 1.04, Tax Code, or another entity, including a
  county assessor-collector, to perform the duties of the local
  government relating to collection of assessments imposed by the
  local government under this chapter.
         (b)  A county assessor-collector who performs the duties of a
  local government relating to collection of assessments imposed by a
  local government under this chapter is not personally liable as a
  result of exercising those duties under this chapter.
         SECTION 2.  Section 399.019, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 399.019.  NO PERSONAL LIABILITY.  The members of the
  governing body of a local government, other elected officials of a
  local government, employees of a local government, and board
  members, executives, employees, and contractors of a third party
  who enter into a contract with a local government to provide
  administrative services for a program under this chapter are not
  personally liable as a result of exercising any rights or
  responsibilities granted under this chapter.
         SECTION 3.  Section 399.015, Local Government Code, as
  amended by this Act, applies only to a contract executed on or after
  the effective date of this Act. A contract executed before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect when the
  contract was executed, and the former law is continued in effect for
  that purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2654 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2654 was passed by the Senate on May
  19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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