SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 1100.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
    1. (1) "Board" means the board of directors of the district.
    2. (2) "Director" means a member of the board.
    3. (3) "District" means the South Randall County Hospital District.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.002. AUTHORITY FOR OPERATION. The South Randall County Hospital District operates in accordance with Section 9, Article IX, Texas Constitution, and has the rights, powers, and duties provided by this chapter.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.003. ESSENTIAL PUBLIC FUNCTION. The district performs an essential public function in carrying out the purposes of this chapter.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.004. DISTRICT TERRITORY. Unless the district's boundaries are expanded under Subchapter D, the boundaries of the district are coextensive with the boundaries of County Commissioners Precinct Number 3 of Randall County, Texas, as the boundaries of that precinct existed on January 1, 1971.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.005. CORRECTION OF INVALID PROCEDURES. If a court holds that any procedure under this chapter violates the constitution of this state or of the United States, the district by resolution may provide an alternative procedure that conforms with the constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.006. DISTRICT SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE NOT STATE OBLIGATION. The support and maintenance of the district may not become a charge against or obligation of this state.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.007. RESTRICTION ON STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. The legislature may not make a direct appropriation for the construction, maintenance, or improvement of a district facility.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER B. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

  1. Sec. 1100.051. BOARD ELECTION; TERM. (a) Unless the number of directors is increased or decreased in accordance with Section 1100.060, the board consists of seven directors elected from the district at large.
  2. (b) Unless four-year terms are established under Section 285.081, Health and Safety Code:
    1. (1) directors serve staggered two-year terms; and
    2. (2) an election shall be held annually on the May uniform election date, or another date authorized by law, to elect the appropriate number of directors.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
    Amended by:
    Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 18.101(7), eff. September 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.052. NOTICE OF ELECTION. At least 30 days before the date of a directors' election, notice of the election must be published one time in a newspaper or newspapers that individually or collectively have general circulation in the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.053. BALLOT PETITION. A person who wants to have the person's name printed on the ballot as a candidate for director must file with the board secretary a petition requesting that action. The petition must be:
    1. (1) signed by at least 10 registered taxpaying voters; and
    2. (2) filed by the deadline imposed by Section 144.005, Election Code.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.054. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE. (a) A person may not be elected or appointed as a director unless the person is:
    1. (1) a resident of the district; and
    2. (2) a qualified voter.
  2. (b) A person is not eligible to serve as a director if the person is:
    1. (1) the district administrator;
    2. (2) a district employee; or
    3. (3) a member of the hospital staff.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.055. BOARD VACANCY. If a vacancy occurs in the office of director, the remaining directors shall fill the vacancy for the unexpired term.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.056. OFFICERS. (a) The board shall elect:
    1. (1) a president and a vice president from among its members; and
    2. (2) a secretary, who need not be a director.
  2. (b) Each officer of the board serves a one-year term.
  3. (c) The board shall fill a vacancy in a board office for the unexpired term.
  4. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.057. QUORUM; VOTING REQUIREMENT. (a) Any four directors constitute a quorum.
  2. (b) A concurrence of four directors is sufficient in any matter relating to district business.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.058. EXPENSES. A director or officer may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of official duties. The expenses must be:
    1. (1) reported in the district's records; and
    2. (2) approved by the board.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.059. PAYMENT FOR ATTENDANCE AT MEETINGS. The board may establish a system of payments set at a reasonable amount determined by the board for attending board or committee meetings related to the performance of official duties.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.060. PETITION TO CHANGE NUMBER OF DIRECTORS. (a) A petition to increase or decrease the number of directors by one or two directors may be presented to the board at any time.
  2. (b) A petition to increase or decrease the number of directors must:
    1. (1) be executed by at least 100 registered voters of the district; and
    2. (2) suggest the number of directors the petitioners believe are required for the orderly administration of district affairs.
  3. (c) Not later than the 90th day after the date a proper petition is presented to the board, the board shall order an election on the question of changing the number of directors to a number not to exceed the number suggested by the petition.
  4. (d) The order calling the election shall provide for election officials as in county elections and must specify:
    1. (1) the date of the election; and
    2. (2) the location of the polling places.
  5. (e) Notice of the election shall be published as provided by Section 1251.003, Government Code.
  6. (f) The ballot for the election shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: "Providing for an increase (decrease) in the number of directors of the South Randall County Hospital District."
  7. (g) If a proposition to increase the number of directors is approved by a majority of the voters participating in the election:
    1. (1) each director in office shall continue to serve for the term for which the director was elected or appointed; and
    2. (2) the board shall appoint any additional directors to serve until the next regular election of directors, at which time a successor shall be elected.
  8. (h) If a proposition to decrease the number of directors is approved by a majority of the voters participating in the election:
    1. (1) the reduction takes effect at the next regular election or election of directors; and
    2. (2) not more than one position may be deleted at each election.
  9. (i) Notwithstanding Subsection (c), another election for the same purpose may not be held before the third anniversary of the date of an election under this section.
  10. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.061. DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR; ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR. (a) The board shall appoint a qualified person as district administrator.
  2. (b) The district administrator may appoint an assistant administrator.
  3. (c) The district administrator shall serve at the will of the board and shall receive the compensation determined by the board.
  4. (d) On assuming the duties of district administrator, the administrator shall execute a bond payable to the district in an amount set by the board of not less than $5,000 that:
    1. (1) is conditioned on the administrator performing the administrator's duties; and
    2. (2) contains any other condition the board requires.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.062. GENERAL DUTIES OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR. Subject to any limitation prescribed by the board, the district administrator shall:
    1. (1) supervise the work and activities of the district; and
    2. (2) direct the affairs of the district.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.063. APPOINTMENT OF STAFF AND EMPLOYEES. (a) The board may appoint to the staff any doctors the board considers necessary for the efficient operation of the district and may make temporary appointments if warranted.
  2. (b) The district may employ fiscal agents, accountants, architects, and attorneys as the board considers proper.
  3. (c) The board may delegate to the district administrator the authority to employ district employees, including technicians and nurses.
  4. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.064. RECRUITMENT OF MEDICAL STAFF. (a) The district may spend district money to recruit physicans, nurses, or other trained medical personnel.
  2. (b) The district may pay the tuition or other costs or expenses of a full-time medical or nursing student who:
    1. (1) is enrolled in and is in good standing at an accredited school, college, or university; and
    2. (2) contractually agrees to become a district employee in return for that assistance.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.065. CONTINUING EDUCATION; RETRAINING. The board may spend district money for continuing education and retraining of employees.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES

  1. Sec. 1100.101. DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITY. The district has full responsibility for operating all hospital facilities for providing hospital care for the district's needy inhabitants.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.102. RESTRICTION ON POLITICAL SUBDIVISION TAXATION AND DEBT. A political subdivision located within the district may not impose a tax or issue bonds or other obligations for hospital purposes or to provide medical care for district inhabitants.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.103. MANAGEMENT, CONTROL, AND ADMINISTRATION. The board shall manage, control, and administer the hospital system and the district's money and resources.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.104. HOSPITAL SYSTEM. (a) The district shall provide for:
    1. (1) the establishment of a hospital system by:
      1. (A) purchasing, constructing, acquiring, repairing, or renovating buildings and equipment; and
      2. (B) equipping the buildings; and
    2. (2) the administration of the hospital system for hospital purposes.
  2. (b) The hospital system may include:
    1. (1) domiciliary care and treatment of the sick, injured, or geriatric;
    2. (2) outpatient clinics;
    3. (3) dispensaries;
    4. (4) convalescent home facilities;
    5. (5) necessary nurses;
    6. (6) domiciliaries and training centers;
    7. (7) blood banks;
    8. (8) community mental health centers;
    9. (9) research centers or laboratories; and
    10. (10) any other facilities the board considers necessary for hospital care.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.105. RULES. The board may adopt rules governing the operation of the hospital, the hospital system, and the district's staff and employees.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.106. PURCHASING AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES. The board may prescribe:
    1. (1) the method and manner of making purchases and expenditures by and for the district; and
    2. (2) all accounting and control procedures.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.107. DISTRICT PROPERTY, FACILITIES, AND EQUIPMENT. (a) The board shall determine the type, number, and location of buildings required to maintain an adequate hospital system.
  2. (b) The board may lease all or part of the district's buildings and other facilities on terms considered to be in the best interest of the district's inhabitants. The term of the lease may not exceed 25 years.
  3. (c) The district may acquire or lease equipment for use in the district's hospital system and mortgage or pledge the property as security for the payment of the purchase price. A contract entered into under this subsection must provide that the entire obligation be retired not later than the fifth anniversary of the date of the contract.
  4. (d) The district may borrow money to purchase equipment or for other purposes authorized by the board. The board may pledge all or part of the district's tax revenue to the payment of the amounts borrowed. Section 1100.211(c) does not apply to amounts borrowed under this subsection.
  5. (e) The district may sell or otherwise dispose of any property, including equipment, on terms the board finds are in the best interest of the district's inhabitants.
  6. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.108. EMINENT DOMAIN. (a) The district may exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire a fee simple or other interest in any type of property located in district territory if the interest is necessary or convenient to a power, right, or privilege conferred by this chapter.
  2. (b) The district must exercise the power of eminent domain in the manner provided by Chapter 21, Property Code, except the district is not required to deposit in the trial court money or a bond as provided by Section 21.021(a), Property Code.
  3. (c) In a condemnation proceeding brought by the district, the district is not required to:
    1. (1) pay in advance or provide a bond or other security for costs in the trial court;
    2. (2) provide a bond for the issuance of a temporary restraining order or a temporary injunction; or
    3. (3) provide a bond for costs or a supersedeas bond on an appeal or petition for review.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.109. GIFTS AND ENDOWMENTS. The board may accept for the district a gift or endowment to be held in trust and administered by the board for the purposes and under the directions, limitations, or other provisions prescribed in writing by the donor that are not inconsistent with the proper management and objectives of the district.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.110. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS. A construction contract that involves the expenditure of more than $15,000 may be made only after advertising in the manner provided by Subchapter B, Chapter 271, Local Government Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.111. OPERATING AND MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS. The board may enter into an operating or management contract relating to a district facility.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.112. CONTRACTS WITH GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES FOR CARE AND TREATMENT. (a) The board may contract with a county or municipality located outside the district's boundaries for the care and treatment of a sick or injured person of that county or municipality.
  2. (b) The board may contract with this state or a federal agency for the state or federal government to reimburse the district for treatment of a sick or injured person.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.113. CONTRACTS WITH GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES FOR INVESTIGATORY OR OTHER SERVICES. The board may contract with another political subdivision or governmental agency for the district to provide investigatory or other services for the medical, hospital, or welfare needs of district inhabitants.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.114. PAYMENT FOR TREATMENT; PROCEDURES. (a) When a patient who resides in the district is admitted to a district facility, the district administrator may have an inquiry made into the circumstances of:
    1. (1) the patient; and
    2. (2) the patient's relatives legally liable for the patient's support.
  2. (b) If the district administrator determines that the patient or those relatives cannot pay for all or part of the patient's care and treatment in the hospital, the amount that cannot be paid becomes a charge against the district.
  3. (c) If the district administrator determines that the patient or those relatives can pay for all or part of the patient's care and treatment, the patient or those relatives shall be ordered to pay the district a specified amount each week for the patient's care and support. The amount ordered must be proportionate to their financial ability.
  4. (d) The district administrator may collect the amount from the patient's estate, or from those relatives legally liable for the patient's support, in the manner provided by law for the collection of expenses of the last illness of a deceased person.
  5. (e) If there is a dispute as to the ability to pay, or doubt in the mind of the district administrator, the board shall hold a hearing and, after calling witnesses, shall:
    1. (1) resolve the dispute or doubt; and
    2. (2) issue any appropriate order.
  6. (f) The final order of the board may be appealed to the district court. The substantial evidence rule applies to the appeal.
  7. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.115. REIMBURSEMENT FOR SERVICES. (a) The board shall require the sheriff of Randall County or the police chief of a municipality located in Randall County, as appropriate, to reimburse the district for the district's care and treatment of a person confined in a jail facility of Randall County or a municipality located in Randall County who is not a district resident.
  2. (b) A person confined in a jail facility of Randall County or a municipality located in Randall County, as appropriate, is not considered a district resident unless the person meets the qualifications for residency notwithstanding the confinement, the length of confinement, or the facts surrounding the confinement.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.116. AUTHORITY TO SUE AND BE SUED. The district, through the board, may sue and be sued.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER D. CHANGE IN BOUNDARIES

  1. Sec. 1100.151. EXPANSION OF TERRITORY; ELECTION. (a) The board may order an election on the question of:
    1. (1) expanding the district's boundaries to include all of the territory in Randall County that is not included in the City of Amarillo Hospital District;
    2. (2) the assumption by the additional territory of a proportionate share of district debt; and
    3. (3) the imposition of taxes in the territory to be added to that district.
  2. (b) The district may not be expanded unless the expansion, assumption of debt, and imposition of taxes are approved by a majority of the voters at:
    1. (1) an election held in the district; and
    2. (2) a separate election held in the territory to be added.
  3. (c) The election in the district and the election in the territory to be added must be held on the same day.
  4. (d) Section 41.001(a), Election Code, does not apply to an election ordered under this section.
  5. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.152. BALLOT. The ballot for the election must be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: "Expanding the South Randall County Hospital District to include all of the territory in Randall County that is not included in the City of Amarillo Hospital District, the assumption by the additional territory of its proportionate share of the district's outstanding debt, and the imposition of a tax not to exceed 75 cents on each $100 of valuation on all taxable property in the expanded area of the district."
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER E. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 1100.201. BUDGET. (a) The district administrator shall prepare an annual budget for approval by the board.
  2. (b) The proposed budget must contain a complete financial statement of:
    1. (1) the outstanding obligations of the district;
    2. (2) the cash on hand to the credit of each district fund;
    3. (3) the money received by the district from all sources during the previous year;
    4. (4) the money available to the district from all sources during the ensuing year;
    5. (5) the balances expected at the end of the year in which the budget is being prepared;
    6. (6) the estimated revenue and balances available to cover the proposed budget; and
    7. (7) the estimated tax rate required.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.202. NOTICE; HEARING; APPROVAL OF BUDGET. (a) The board shall hold a public hearing on the proposed annual budget.
  2. (b) At least 10 days before the date of the hearing, notice of the hearing shall be published one time.
  3. (c) Any district taxpayer is entitled to be present and participate at the hearing.
  4. (d) At the conclusion of the hearing, the board shall act on the budget proposed by the district administrator. The board may make any changes in the proposed budget that the board judges to be in the interest of the taxpayers and the law warrants.
  5. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.203. AMENDMENTS TO BUDGET. The annual budget may be amended as required by circumstances. The board must approve all amendments.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.204. RESTRICTION ON EXPENDITURES. Money may be spent only for an expense included in the annual budget or an amendment to the budget.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.205. FISCAL YEAR. (a) The district operates according to a fiscal year established by the board.
  2. (b) The fiscal year may not be changed more than once in a 24-month period.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.206. AUDIT. The board shall have an audit made of the district's financial condition.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.207. INSPECTION OF AUDIT AND DISTRICT RECORDS. The audit and other district records shall be open to inspection at the district's principal office.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.208. FINANCIAL REPORT. As soon as practicable after the close of each fiscal year, the district administrator shall prepare for the board:
    1. (1) a complete sworn statement of all district money; and
    2. (2) a complete account of the disbursements of that money.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.209. DEPOSITORY. (a) The board shall select one or more banks or other federally insured financial institutions inside or outside the district to serve as a depository for district money.
  2. (b) District money, other than money invested as provided by Section 1100.210(b), and money transmitted to a bank for payment of bonds or obligations issued or assumed by the district, shall be deposited as received with the depository and shall remain on deposit.
  3. (c) This chapter, including Subsection (b), does not limit the power of the board to:
    1. (1) place a portion of district money on time deposit; or
    2. (2) purchase certificates of deposit.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.210. SPENDING AND INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS. (a) Except as otherwise provided by Sections 1100.104(b), 1100.107, 1100.110, 1100.111, and 1100.211 and Subchapter F, the district may not incur an obligation payable from district revenue other than the revenue on hand or to be on hand in the current and following district fiscal years.
  2. (b) The board may invest district money in funds and securities as prescribed by Chapter 2256, Government Code.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.211. AUTHORITY TO BORROW MONEY; SECURITY. (a) The board may borrow money at a rate not to exceed the maximum annual percentage rate allowed by law for district obligations at the time the loan is made if the board declares that:
    1. (1) money is not available to meet authorized district obligations; and
    2. (2) an emergency exists.
  2. (b) To secure a loan, the board may pledge:
    1. (1) district revenue that is not pledged to pay the district's bonded indebtedness;
    2. (2) a district tax to be imposed by the district in the next 12-month period that is not pledged to pay the principal of or interest on district bonds; or
    3. (3) district bonds that have been authorized but not sold.
  3. (c) A loan for which taxes or bonds are pledged must mature not later than the first anniversary of the date the loan is made. A loan for which district revenue is pledged must mature not later than the fifth anniversary of the date the loan is made.
  4. (d) The board may not spend money obtained from a loan under this section for any purpose other than:
    1. (1) the purpose for which the board declared an emergency; and
    2. (2) if district taxes or bonds are pledged to pay the loan, the purposes for which the pledged taxes were imposed or the pledged bonds were authorized.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER F. BONDS

  1. Sec. 1100.251. GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. The board may issue and sell general obligation bonds in the name and on the faith and credit of the district for any purpose relating to:
    1. (1) the purchase, construction, acquisition, repair, or renovation of buildings or improvements; and
    2. (2) equipping buildings or improvements for hospital purposes.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.252. TAX TO PAY GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. (a) At the time general obligation bonds are issued by the district, the board shall impose an ad valorem tax at a rate sufficient to create an interest and sinking fund to pay the principal of and interest on the bonds as the bonds mature.
  2. (b) The tax required by this section may not in any year exceed 75 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district subject to hospital district taxation.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.253. GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND ELECTION. (a) The district may issue general obligation bonds only if the bonds are authorized by a majority of the district voters voting at an election held for that purpose.
  2. (b) The order calling a bond election must provide for clerks as in county elections and must specify:
    1. (1) the date of the election;
    2. (2) the location of the polling places;
    3. (3) the presiding and alternate election judges for each polling place;
    4. (4) the amount of the bonds to be authorized; and
    5. (5) the maximum maturity of the bonds.
  3. (c) Notice of a bond election shall be published as provided by Section 1251.003, Government Code.
  4. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.254. MATURITY OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. District general obligation bonds must mature not later than 40 years after the date of issuance.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.255. EXECUTION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS. The board president shall execute the district's general obligation bonds in the district's name, and the board secretary shall countersign the general obligation bonds in the manner provided by Chapter 618, Government Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.256. REVENUE BONDS. (a) The board may issue revenue bonds to:
    1. (1) purchase, construct, acquire, repair, renovate, or equip buildings or improvements for hospital purposes; or
    2. (2) acquire sites to be used for hospital purposes.
  2. (b) The bonds must be payable from and secured by a pledge of all or part of the revenue derived from the operation of the district's hospitals.
  3. (c) The bonds may be additionally secured by a mortgage or deed of trust lien on all or part of district property.
  4. (d) The bonds must be issued in the manner and in accordance with the procedures and requirements prescribed by Sections 264.042, 264.043, 264.046, 264.047, 264.048, and 264.049, Health and Safety Code, for issuance of revenue bonds by a county hospital authority.
  5. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.257. REFUNDING BONDS. (a) The board may, without an election, issue refunding bonds to refund outstanding indebtedness issued or assumed by the district.
  2. (b) A refunding bond may be:
    1. (1) sold, with the proceeds of the refunding bond applied to the payment of outstanding indebtedness; or
    2. (2) exchanged wholly or partly for not less than a similar principal amount of outstanding indebtedness.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.258. BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. The following are exempt from taxation by this state or a political subdivision of this state:
    1. (1) bonds issued by the district;
    2. (2) the transfer and issuance of the bonds; and
    3. (3) any profits made in the sale of the bonds.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER G. TAXES

  1. Sec. 1100.301. IMPOSITION OF AD VALOREM TAX. (a) The board shall impose a tax on all taxable property in the district subject to district taxation.
  2. (b) The board shall impose the tax to pay:
    1. (1) the district's indebtedness, including obligations created or assumed by the district; and
    2. (2) the district's maintenance and operating expenses.
    Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.302. TAX RATE. (a) The board may impose the tax at a rate not to exceed 75 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.
  2. (b) In setting the tax rate, the board shall consider the income of the district from sources other than taxation.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.303. TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR. The board may provide for the appointment of a tax assessor-collector for the district or may contract for the assessment and collection of taxes as provided by the Tax Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

SUBCHAPTER H. DISSOLUTION

  1. Sec. 1100.351. DISSOLUTION; ELECTION. (a) The district may be dissolved as provided by this subchapter.
  2. (b) The board may order an election on the question of dissolving the district and disposing of the district's assets and obligations.
  3. (c) The board shall order an election if the board receives a petition requesting an election that is signed by at least 30 registered voters in the district.
  4. (d) Section 41.001(a), Election Code, does not apply to an election ordered under this section.
  5. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.352. BALLOT. The ballot for the election under this subchapter must be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition: "The dissolution of the South Randall County Hospital District."
  2. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.353. ELECTION RESULTS. (a) If a majority of the votes in the election under this subchapter favor dissolution, the board shall find that the district is dissolved.
  2. (b) If a majority of the votes in the election do not favor dissolution, the board shall continue to administer the district and another election on the question of dissolution may not be held before the first anniversary of the date of the most recent election to dissolve the district.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.354. TRANSFER OR ADMINISTRATION OF ASSETS. (a) If a majority of the votes in the election held under this subchapter favor dissolution, the board shall:
    1. (1) transfer to Randall County the land, buildings, improvements, equipment, and other assets that belong to the district; or
    2. (2) administer the property, assets, and debts in accordance with this subchapter.
  2. (b) If the board makes the transfer under Subsection (a)(1), the county assumes all debts and obligations of the district at the time of the transfer, and the district is dissolved.
  3. (c) If the board does not make the transfer under Subsection (a)(1), the board shall continue to control and administer the property, debts, and assets of the district under Subsection (a)(2) until all money has been disposed of and all district debts have been paid or settled.
  4. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.355. IMPOSITION OF TAX. (a) After the board finds that the district is dissolved, the board shall:
    1. (1) determine the debt owed by the district; and
    2. (2) impose on the property included in the district's tax rolls a tax that is in proportion of the debt to the property value.
  2. (b) The board may institute a suit to enforce payment of taxes and to foreclose liens to secure the payment of the taxes.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.356. RETURN OF SURPLUS TAXES. (a) On the payment of all outstanding debts and obligations of the district, the board shall order the board secretary to return to each district taxpayer the taxpayer's pro rata share of all unused tax money.
  2. (b) A taxpayer may request that the taxpayer's share of surplus tax money be credited to the taxpayer's county taxes. If a taxpayer requests the credit, the board shall direct the board secretary to transmit the money to the county tax assessor-collector.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.
  1. Sec. 1100.357. REPORT; DISSOLUTION ORDER. (a) After the district has paid all district debts and has disposed of all district money and other assets as prescribed by this subchapter, the board shall file a written report with the Commissioners Court of Randall County summarizing the board's actions in dissolving the district.
  2. (b) Not later than the 10th day after the date the Commissioners Court of Randall County receives the report and determines that the requirements of this subchapter have been fulfilled, the commissioners court shall enter an order dissolving the district.
  3. Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 70 (S.B. 1147), Sec. 1.01, eff. April 1, 2013.

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