80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 61, Chapter 338 Page: 1 of 3
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Chapter 338 S.B. No. 61
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the performance of the functions of the governing body
3 of a political subdivision in the event of a disaster.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Subchapter E, Chapter 418, Government Code, is
6 amended by adding Sections 418.111 and 418.112 to read as follows:
7 Sec. 418.111. PLAN FOR CONTINUITY OF FUNCTIONS. (a) The
8 governing body of a political subdivision may at any time adopt a
9 plan for the continuity of functions of the political subdivision
10 to be carried out during a disaster declared as provided by law by
11 the president of the United States or the governor or during another
12 catastrophic event.
13 (b) The plan may provide for:
14 (1) delegating any administrative duty of the
15 governing body of the political subdivision or any official or
16 employee of the political subdivision to another appropriate
18 (2) establishing orders of succession for performing
19 essential functions of the political subdivision; and
20 (3) establishing meeting procedures for the governing
21 body of the political subdivision.
22 (c) The plan may not provide for the delegation of a duty
23 that the governing body or official is required to perform by the
24 Texas Constitution.
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 80th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 61, Chapter 338, legislative document, June 15, 2007; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth156231/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.