|(a) Upon submission of a petition for an election to authorize a branch campus maintenance tax to a governing body of an independent school district or county, the governing body may propose an election and submit to the Commissioner a feasibility study and survey. Upon approval by the Commissioner, the governing body may enter an order for an election. (b) The governing body of a county with a population of 150,000 or less or an independent school district within a county with a population of 150,000 or less, on completion and approval of the feasibility study and survey by the Commissioner, on its own motion and without presentation and approval of a certified petition to the Board may order an election to authorize a branch campus maintenance tax. (c) The governing body of an independent school district or county notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, shall present a certified petition to the Commissioner who shall then present it to the Board for approval or disapproval. (d) After the petition and any additional documentation or information are presented to the Commissioner, a minimum of 45 days must elapse between the date on which the petition and supporting documents are received by the Commissioner and the quarterly meeting of the Board when the Board will consider the petition.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §8.98 adopted to be effective June 2, 1998, 23 TexReg 5670; amended to be effective December 26, 1999, 24 TexReg 11321; amended to be effective November 26, 2001, 26 TexReg 9604; amended to be effective May 25, 2004, 29 TexReg 5061