HBA-NMO, DMD H.B. 794 76(R)BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 794 By: Zbranek Natural Resources 7/6/99 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The 75th Legislature enacted legislation creating the Chambers County-Cedar Bayou Navigation District in order to improve the navigability of Cedar Bayou, which forms part of the boundary between Chambers and Harris Counties. However, by error, the legal description of the district included a residential subdivision. H.B. 794 corrects this error and reduces the district's size by approximately 220 acres. This bill does not change the taxing structure or any of the district's methods of operation. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 3, Chapter 589, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997, as follows: Sec. 3. BOUNDARIES. Replaces the existing legal description of the territory to be included in the Chambers County-Cedar Bayou Navigation District with a new legal description. The new description covers 8420, rather than 8640, acres of land situated wholly in Chambers County. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.