Bill Text: TX HB715 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the authority of certain municipalities to foreclose a lien on property to recover certain expenses.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2019-04-16 - Committee report sent to Calendars [HB715 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB715-Introduced.html
  86R1814 TJB-F
 
  By: Ortega H.B. No. 715
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of certain municipalities to foreclose a
  lien on property to recover certain expenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 214.004, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 214.004.  SEIZURE AND SALE OF PROPERTY TO RECOVER
  EXPENSES. A Type A general-law municipality or home-rule
  municipality may foreclose a lien on property under this
  subchapter:
               (1)  in a proceeding relating to the property brought
  under Subchapter E, Chapter 33, Tax Code; or
               (2)  in a judicial proceeding, if:
                     (A)  a building or other structure on the property
  has been demolished; and
                     (B)  a lien for the cost of the demolition of the
  building or other structure on the property has been created and
  that cost has not been paid more than 180 days after the date the
  lien was filed[; and
                     [(C)     ad valorem taxes are delinquent on all or
  part of the property].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to the foreclosure of a lien that attaches under Subchapter A,
  Chapter 214, Local Government Code, on or after the effective date
  of this Act. The foreclosure of a lien that attaches before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the lien attaches, and that law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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