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CHAPTER 6. TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODETITLE 2. ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTSUBTITLE A. TYPES OF MUNICIPALITIESCHAPTER 6. TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITYSUBCHAPTER A. INCORPORATION AS TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITYSec. 6.001.AUTHORITY TO INCORPORATE AS TYPE A GENERAL-LAWMUNICIPALITY.A community may incorporate under this subchapteras a Type A general-law municipality if it:(1)constitutes an unincorporated city or town;(2)contains 600 or more inhabitants; and(3)meets the territorial requirements prescribed by Section5.901.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.Sec. 6.002.INCORPORATION PROCEDURE.The procedure forincorporating as a Type A general-law municipality is the same asthat prescribed for incorporating as a Type B general-lawmunicipality.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 13.01, eff. Sept.1, 1999.Sec. 6.003.EFFECTIVE DATE OF INCORPORATION.The incorporationof the community as a municipality is effective on the date thecounty judge makes the entry, under Section 7.007, in the recordsof the commissioners court.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.SUBCHAPTER B. CHANGE FROM ANOTHER MUNICIPAL TYPE TO TYPE AGENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITYSec. 6.011.AUTHORITY TO CHANGE TO TYPE A GENERAL-LAWMUNICIPALITY.(a)A municipality incorporated in any mannerother than as a Type A general-law municipality may change to aType A general-law municipality if the municipality:(1)has 600 or more inhabitants;(2)contains one or more manufacturing establishments within itscorporate limits; or(3)is incorporated under any law of the Republic of Texas.(b)A municipality that makes the change shall operate under thelaw applying to a Type A general-law municipality instead ofoperating under any charter or law that previously governed themunicipality.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.Sec. 6.012.PROCEDURE FOR CHANGE.If a municipality wishes tochange to a Type A general-law municipality:(1)at least two-thirds of the governing body of themunicipality at a regular meeting must vote to make the changeand the vote must be recorded in the journal of the governingbody's proceedings;(2)a copy of the record of the proceedings must be signed bythe mayor;(3)a copy of the record of the proceedings must be attested bythe municipality's clerk or secretary under the corporate seal;and(4)a copy of the record of the proceedings must be filed andrecorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in whichthe municipality is located.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.Sec. 6.013.REPEAL OF LOCAL LAW AFTER CHANGE.Any local lawthat incorporated a municipality that changes to a Type Ageneral-law municipality under this subchapter is repealed on thedate on which the copy of the record of the proceedings is filed.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.Sec. 6.014.CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT PRIOR NAME OR STATUS AS BODYCORPORATE.A municipality that changes to a Type A general-lawmunicipality retains the prior name by which it was known andcontinues to be a body corporate with perpetual succession.Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.
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  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE

    TITLE 2. ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

    SUBTITLE A. TYPES OF MUNICIPALITIES

    CHAPTER 6. TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY

    SUBCHAPTER A. INCORPORATION AS TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY

    Sec. 6.001. AUTHORITY TO INCORPORATE AS TYPE A GENERAL-LAW

    MUNICIPALITY. A community may incorporate under this subchapter

    as a Type A general-law municipality if it:

    (1) constitutes an unincorporated city or town;

    (2) contains 600 or more inhabitants; and

    (3) meets the territorial requirements prescribed by Section

    5.901.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    Sec. 6.002. INCORPORATION PROCEDURE. The procedure for

    incorporating as a Type A general-law municipality is the same as

    that prescribed for incorporating as a Type B general-law

    municipality.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 13.01, eff. Sept.

    1, 1999.

    Sec. 6.003. EFFECTIVE DATE OF INCORPORATION. The incorporation

    of the community as a municipality is effective on the date the

    county judge makes the entry, under Section 7.007, in the records

    of the commissioners court.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    SUBCHAPTER B. CHANGE FROM ANOTHER MUNICIPAL TYPE TO TYPE A

    GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY

    Sec. 6.011. AUTHORITY TO CHANGE TO TYPE A GENERAL-LAW

    MUNICIPALITY. (a) A municipality incorporated in any manner

    other than as a Type A general-law municipality may change to a

    Type A general-law municipality if the municipality:

    (1) has 600 or more inhabitants;

    (2) contains one or more manufacturing establishments within its

    corporate limits; or

    (3) is incorporated under any law of the Republic of Texas.

    (b) A municipality that makes the change shall operate under the

    law applying to a Type A general-law municipality instead of

    operating under any charter or law that previously governed the

    municipality.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    Sec. 6.012. PROCEDURE FOR CHANGE. If a municipality wishes to

    change to a Type A general-law municipality:

    (1) at least two-thirds of the governing body of the

    municipality at a regular meeting must vote to make the change

    and the vote must be recorded in the journal of the governing

    body's proceedings;

    (2) a copy of the record of the proceedings must be signed by

    the mayor;

    (3) a copy of the record of the proceedings must be attested by

    the municipality's clerk or secretary under the corporate seal;

    and

    (4) a copy of the record of the proceedings must be filed and

    recorded in the office of the county clerk of the county in which

    the municipality is located.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    Sec. 6.013. REPEAL OF LOCAL LAW AFTER CHANGE. Any local law

    that incorporated a municipality that changes to a Type A

    general-law municipality under this subchapter is repealed on the

    date on which the copy of the record of the proceedings is filed.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

    Sec. 6.014. CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT PRIOR NAME OR STATUS AS BODY

    CORPORATE. A municipality that changes to a Type A general-law

    municipality retains the prior name by which it was known and

    continues to be a body corporate with perpetual succession.

    Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987.

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