Texas Special District Local Laws Code § 9601.102 Specific Powers

Sec. 9601.102. SPECIFIC POWERS. The district may exercise any power necessary or appropriate to achieve the purposes of this chapter, including the power to:

(1) adopt and enforce:

(A) a trade name or trademark;

(B) bylaws and rules for the conduct of the affairs of the district;

(C) any rule that a water control and improvement district may adopt and enforce in accordance with Sections 51.127-51.130, Water Code; and

(D) specific rates, charges, fees, or rentals, and reasonable rules and regulations, for providing any district commodity, facility, or service;

(2) in the manner and to the extent permitted by this chapter:

(A) borrow money for a district purpose;

(B) enter into an agreement in connection with the borrowing;

(C) issue bonds for money borrowed;

(D) provide for and secure the payment of the bonds; and

(E) provide for the rights of the holders of the bonds;

(3) acquire any and all storage rights and storage capacity in a reservoir or other water source inside or outside the boundaries of the district, and acquire the right to take water from that reservoir or source, subject to the rights or permits held by municipalities or other persons, and in accordance with any contract or contracts that the district may make with the United States, any state of the United States, or any political subdivision of any state of the United States, in reference to those rights;

(4) construct, acquire, own, finance, operate, maintain, sell, lease as lessor or lessee, dispose of, or otherwise use any work, plant, or other district facility as defined by Section 49.001, Water Code, inside or outside the boundaries of the district, that the board determines is necessary or useful for the exercise of a district power; and

(5) pledge all or part of district revenue to the payment of district obligations under a contract or agreement to the same extent and on the same conditions as the district may pledge revenue to secure district bonds.

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 523 (S.B. 1223), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

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