Bill Text: TX HB4073 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Relating to the time for dissolution of a crime control and prevention district.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-05-10 - Referred to Criminal Justice [HB4073 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB4073-Engrossed.html
 
 
  By: Perez H.B. No. 4073
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the time for dissolution of a crime control and
  prevention district.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 363.260(a), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  If less than a majority of the votes cast in a
  continuation referendum are for the continuation of a district or
  if a majority of the votes cast in a dissolution referendum are for
  dissolution of the district:
               (1)  the board shall certify that fact to the secretary
  of state not later than the 10th day after the date of the canvass of
  the returns; and
               (2)  the district is dissolved and ceases to operate in
  accordance with Section 363.301 [on the earlier of:
                     [(A)     the last day of the district's fiscal year;
  or
                     [(B)     the 180th day after the date that the
  continuation or dissolution referendum is held].
         SECTION 2.  Section 363.262, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 363.262.  EFFECTIVE DATE OF TAX CHANGE.  (a)  If less
  than a majority of the votes cast in a continuation referendum are
  for the continuation of the district or if a majority of the votes
  cast in a dissolution referendum are for dissolution of the
  district, the board shall notify the comptroller in writing of the
  results of the referendum not later than the 10th day after the date
  the referendum returns are canvassed.
         (b)  If the district is to be dissolved as a result of a
  dissolution [the] referendum, the abolition of the local crime
  control sales and use tax takes effect on the first day of the first
  calendar quarter that occurs after the expiration of the first
  complete calendar quarter that occurs after the comptroller
  receives a notice of the results of the [continuation or]
  dissolution referendum.
         (c)  If the district is to be dissolved as a result of a
  failed continuation referendum, the abolition of the local crime
  control sales and use tax takes effect on the date the district is
  dissolved in accordance with S
  ection 363.301.
         (d)  If the comptroller determines that an effective date
  provided by Subsection (b) will occur before the comptroller can
  reasonably take the action required to implement abolition of the
  tax, the comptroller may extend the effective date until the final
  day of the succeeding calendar quarter.
         SECTION 3.  Section 363.301, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 363.301.  TIME FOR DISSOLUTION OF DISTRICT.  The
  district is dissolved on expiration of the period for which the
  district was authorized to impose taxes for district purposes
  pursuant to the last successful creation or continuation election.  
  [(a)     The district is dissolved on the first uniform election date
  that occurs after the fifth anniversary of the date the district
  began to levy taxes for district purposes if the district has not
  held a continuation or dissolution referendum.
         [(b)     The district is dissolved on the first uniform election
  date that occurs after the fifth anniversary of the date of the most
  recent continuation or dissolution referendum.
         [(c)     Subsection (b) does not apply to a district that is
  continued under Section 363.2515, and that district is dissolved at
  the end of the period for which it was continued.]
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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