General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 89
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
commission and conveyed those facilities to a governmental entity and after all bonds and other
indebtedness of the district are paid in full, the district shall submit to the commission a petition
for dissolution accompanied by such evidence as the commission requires in its rules or by order
to show that the proposals in the plans have been completed and all bonds and other
indebtedness have been paid in full.
(b) After considering the petition and the accompanying evidence, if the commission finds
that the work is completed according to the plans and the facilities have been conveyed and that
all bonds and other indebtedness have been retired, the commission shall order the district
dissolved. If the commission finds that the work has not been completed according to the plans,
that all facilities have not been conveyed, or that all bonds and other indebtedness have not been
retired, the commission shall issue an order that will ensure that the work is completed by the
district, all conveyances are made, and all debt will be retired, and on compliance with this order
shall issue an order dissolving the district.
(c) If at the time that a district is dissolved, the district has any surplus funds in any of its
accounts, the board shall transfer those funds to the governmental entity that assumes
jurisdiction over the facilities conveyed by the district, and the governmental entity receiving the
funds shall use those funds to maintain the facilities conveyed. If more than one governmental
entity assumes jurisdiction over district facilities, the board shall transfer the funds to each
governmental entity based on the proportion of the proceeds of all indebtedness incurred by the
district to construct or to purchase and improve the facilities conveyed to that governmental
(d) On the issuance of the order of dissolution by the commission, the dissolved district ceases
to exist as a governmental entity, and the board shall continue in existence only for the purpose
of transferring district funds and disposing of district assets.
SECTION 73. EMERGENCY. The importance of this legislation and the crowded
condition of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity
that the constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be
suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from
and after its passage, and it is so enacted.
Passed the Senate on June 28, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 29, Nays 0; Senate
concurred in House amendments on July 3, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 27,
Nays 0; passed the House, with amendments, on July 3, 1984, by a non-record
Approved: July 12, 1984
Effective: October 2, 1984
S.B. No. 35
An Act relating to the provision of telecommunications services by the State Purchasing and General
Services Commission and to the creation of a legislative oversight committee; requiring a report
on replacement of long distance telephone service; amending the State Purchasing and
General Services Act, as amended (Article 601b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), by amending
Subsection (c), Section 10.02; by amending and reenacting Subsection (b), Section 10.03 and
Sections 10.09, 10.10, and 10.11; by adding Section 10.12 to Article 10; and by ratifying the
repeal of Subdivision (3), Section 10.01; repealing Article IV, Chapter 700, Acts of the 68th
Legislature, Regular Session, 1983 (Article 601c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes).
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. AMENDMENT; REENACTMENT. (a) Subsection (c), Section 10.02, State
Purchasing and General Services Act (Article 601b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended
to read as follows:
"(c) The commission may negotiate rates and execute contracts with telecommunications
service providers [eeilities] for services The commission may acquire [; lease] transmission
facilities by purchase, lease, or lease-purchase, which shall be done on a competitive bid basis if
possible The commission may [; afd] develop, establish, and maintain carrier systems necessary
to the operation of the telecommunications system. The commission may own; (ei] lease, or
lease-purchase any or all of the facilities or equipment necessary to provide telecommunications
CH 14, SEC 1
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