HBA-RBT H.B. 3481 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3481 By: King, Tracy Natural Resources 4/5/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In 1995, the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (district) sought and obtained special legislation to modify the make-up and election process of its governing board of directors. Some of the terms for the board of directors were staggered. A map was prepared which listed the areas covered by each precinct for the election of board of directors. An error was made as to which precincts were assigned to certain numbers. H.B. 3481 provides a technical correction to the numbering of the precincts, and validates all governmental acts and proceedings of the district not excepted by this Act. 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 Section 2, Chapter 544, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, to renumber precincts of the Bexar-Medina-Atascosa Counties Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (district) numbers one, two, three, and four, to numbers two, one, four, and three, respectively. SECTION 2. Amends Chapter 544, Acts of the 74th Legislature, Regular Session, 1995, by adding Section 2A, as follows: Sec. 2A. VALIDATION OF ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS. Provides that all governmental acts and proceedings of the district not excepted by this Act are validated as of the dates on which they occurred. Provides that the elections held on the first Saturday in May of 1996, and the first Saturday in May of 1998, including all proceedings related to these board elections are validated as of the dates on which they occurred. Provides that this Act does not validate any governmental acts or proceedings that were void or which under the statutes of this state at the time the actions or proceedings occurred, were a misdemeanor or felony. Provides that this Act does not apply to any matter that is involved in litigation if the litigation ultimately results in the matter being held invalid by a final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction or has been held invalid by a final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. SECTION 3. States that publication and notice are satisfactory and according to law. SECTION 4. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.