HBA-NIK H.B. 1982 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1982 By: Hill Land & Resource Management 3/26/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, when a colonia is annexed by a municipality, it loses its ability to participate in statefunded programs. This may discourage cities from annexing colonias because of the immediate financial burden the city must bear upon annexing a colonia. H.B. 1982 allows colonias to participate in state programs for a period of five years after being annexed by a city. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter Z, Chapter 43, Local Government Code, by adding Section 43.905, as follows: Sec. 43.905. EFFECT OF ANNEXATION ON COLONIAS. Defines "colonia." Provides that a colonia that is annexed by a municipality remains eligible for five years after the efective date of the annexation to receive any form of assistance for which the colonia would be eligible if the annexation had not occurred. SECTION 2. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 4. Emergency clause.