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CS/SB 192: Special Districts

GENERAL BILL by Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax ; Bennett

Special Districts; Revising provisions relating to merger and dissolution procedures for special districts; requiring the merger or dissolution of dependent special districts created by a special act to be effectuated by the Legislature; providing for the merger or dissolution of inactive special districts by special act without referenda; providing dissolution procedures for active independent special districts by special acts and referenda; providing procedures and requirements for the voluntary merger of contiguous independent special districts; deleting a provision relating to the conditions under which the merger of independent special districts or dependent fire control districts with other special districts is effective and the conditions under which a merged district is authorized to increase ad valorem taxes, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 2/29/2012 Senate - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 107 (Ch. 2012-16)
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Community Affairs (CA)
  2. Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (BFT)
  3. Budget (BC)

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    9/1/2011 Senate • Filed
    9/21/2011 Senate • Referred to Community Affairs; Budget -SJ 23
    10/6/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 10/19/11, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
    10/19/2011 Senate • Favorable by Community Affairs; YEAS 6 NAYS 0 -SJ 110
    • Now in Budget -SJ 110
    • Subreferred to Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax -SJ 108
    • Now in Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
    1/10/2012 Senate • Introduced -SJ 23
    1/27/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax, 02/01/12, 10:15 am, 301 Senate Office Building
    2/1/2012 Senate • CS by Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
    2/6/2012 Senate • Now in Budget -SJ 325
    2/7/2012 Senate • CS by Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax read 1st time -SJ 329
    2/16/2012 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Budget, 02/21/12, 3:45 pm, 412 Knott Building
    2/21/2012 Senate • Favorable by- Budget; YEAS 21 NAYS 0 -SJ 671
    2/22/2012 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 671
    • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/27/12
    2/27/2012 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
    2/28/2012 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 688
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    2/29/2012 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 707
    • Substituted CS/CS/CS/HB 107 -SJ 707
    • Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 107 (Ch. 2012-16)

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  • CS/SB 192, Committee Substitute 1 (Current Bill Version) Posted 2/6/2012 at 8:31 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Budget (Pre-Meeting) 2/20/2012 (pdf)
    Budget (Post-Meeting) 2/21/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 107 (er) Special Districts Caldwell Identical Last Action: 3/25/2012 Chapter No. 2012-16
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Votes (1)

    Date Committee Result
    2/21/2012 3:45 PM Budget 21 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    189.4042 Merger and dissolution procedures. Page 2 (pdf)
    189.4044 Special procedures for inactive districts. Page 30 (pdf)
    191.014 District creation, expansion, and merger. Page 29 (pdf)

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  • SB 192, Original Filed Version Posted 9/1/2011 at 9:10 AM

    Bill Text:   Web Page PDF
    Analyses:   Community Affairs (Pre-Meeting) 10/18/2011 (pdf)
    Community Affairs (Post-Meeting) 10/19/2011 (pdf)
    Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Pre-Meeting) 1/30/2012 (pdf)
    Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax (Post-Meeting) 2/6/2012 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 107 (c3) Special Districts Caldwell Similar Last Action: 3/25/2012 Chapter No. 2012-16
    Location: Became Law

    Committee Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Committee Action Format
    119586 - Amendment (Delete All)
    Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax
    (Gardiner)
    1/31/2012
    3:40 PM
    Replaced by Committee Substitute
    2/1/2012
    Web Page
    PDF

    Committee Votes (2)

    Date Committee Result
    10/19/2011 9:00 AM Community Affairs 6 Yeas - 0 Nays
    2/1/2012 10:15 AM Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax 5 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (3)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    189.4042 Merger and dissolution procedures. Page 2 (pdf)
    189.4044 Special procedures for inactive districts. Page 29 (pdf)
    191.014 District creation, expansion, and merger. Page 28 (pdf)

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