SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 8816.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
    1. (1) "Board" means the district's board of directors.
    2. (2) "Director" means a board member.
    3. (3) "District" means the Culberson County Groundwater Conservation District.
    Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.002. NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a groundwater conservation district in Culberson County created under and essential to accomplish the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.003. FINDINGS OF PUBLIC USE AND BENEFIT. (a) The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
  2. (b) All land and other property included in the district will benefit from the works and projects accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  3. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.004. DISTRICT TERRITORY. The district is composed of the territory described by Section 3, Chapter 1075, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, as that territory may have been modified under:
    1. (1) Subchapter J, Chapter 36, Water Code; or
    2. (2) other law.
    Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.005. CONFLICTS OF LAW. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, if there is a conflict between this chapter and Chapter 36 or 49, Water Code, this chapter controls.
  2. (b) If there is a conflict between Chapters 36 and 49, Water Code, Chapter 36 controls.
  3. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.

SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Sec. 8816.051. COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a) The district is governed by a board of five directors.
  2. (b) Directors serve staggered four-year terms.
  3. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.052. ELECTION DATE. Every two years on the uniform election date in May, the appropriate number of directors shall be elected to the board.
  2. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES

  1. Sec. 8816.101. GROUNDWATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT POWERS AND DUTIES. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, functions, and duties provided by the general law of this state, including Chapters 36 and 49, Water Code, applicable to groundwater conservation districts created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.
  1. Sec. 8816.102. CONTRACT FOR AND SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF WATER. The district may contract for, sell, and distribute water from a water import authority or other entity.
  2. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1139 (H.B. 2619), Sec. 1.05, eff. April 1, 2011.

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