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(a) The district may be divided into two or more new districts only if the district:
(1) has never issued any bonds; and
(2) is not imposing ad valorem taxes.
(b) This chapter applies to any new district created by the division of the district, and a new district has all the powers and duties of the district.
(c) Any new district created by the division of the district may not, at the time the new district is created, contain any land outside the area described by Section 2 of the Act enacting this chapter.
(d) The board, on its own motion or on receipt of a petition signed by the owner or owners of a majority of the assessed value of the real property in the district, may adopt an order dividing the district.
(e) The board may adopt an order dividing the district before or after the date the board holds an election under Section 8050.0103 to confirm the creation of the district.
(f) An order dividing the district shall:
(1) name each new district;
(2) include the metes and bounds description of the territory of each new district;
(3) appoint temporary directors for each new district; and
(4) provide for the division of assets and liabilities between or among the new districts.
(g) On or before the 30th day after the date of adoption of an order dividing the district, the district shall file the order with the commission and record the order in the real property records of each county in which the district is located.
(h) Any new district created by the division of the district shall hold a confirmation and directors' election as required by Section 8050.0103.
(i) If the creation of the new district is confirmed, the new district shall provide the election date and results to the commission.
(j) Any new district created by the division of the district must hold an election as required by this chapter to obtain voter approval before the district may impose a maintenance tax or issue bonds payable wholly or partly from ad valorem taxes.
(k) Municipal consent to the creation of the district and to the inclusion of land in the district granted under Section 8050.0104 acts as municipal consent to the creation of any new district created by the division of the district and to the inclusion of land in the new district.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Special District Local Laws Code - SDLL § 8050.0306. Division of District - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/special-district-local-laws-code/sdll-sect-8050-0306/
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