Bill Text: TX HJR4 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Comm Sub


Bill Title: Proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-2)

Status: (Engrossed) 2019-04-16 - Referred to Water & Rural Affairs [HJR4 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HJR4-Comm_Sub.html
  86R10429 SLB-D
 
  By: Phelan, Metcalf, Rodriguez, Coleman, H.J.R. No. 4
      Guillen
 
 
 
A JOINT RESOLUTION
  proposing a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of
  the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of
  drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.
         BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Article III, Texas Constitution, is amended by
  adding Section 49-d-14 to read as follows:
         Sec. 49-d-14.  (a)  The flood infrastructure fund is created
  as a special fund in the state treasury outside the general revenue
  fund.
         (b)  As provided by general law, money in the flood
  infrastructure fund may be administered and used, without further
  appropriation, by the Texas Water Development Board or that board's
  successor in function to provide financing for a drainage, flood
  mitigation, or flood control project, including:
               (1)  planning and design activities;
               (2)  work to obtain regulatory approval to provide
  nonstructural and structural flood mitigation and drainage; or
               (3)  construction of structural flood mitigation and
  drainage infrastructure.
         (c)  Separate accounts may be established in the flood
  infrastructure fund as necessary to administer the fund or
  authorized projects.
         SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be
  submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2019.
  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the
  proposition: "The constitutional amendment providing for the
  creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the
  financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control
  projects."
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