House Bill 38
152nd General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND THE TOWN CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF MAGNOLIA.
This Act amends the Charter of the Town of Magnolia to update and clarify the authority of the Town to borrow money. Specifically, this Act increases the short-term borrowing limit from $15,000 to $50,000, which borrowings are to be authorized by a majority vote of the Town Council. This Act establishes procedures for the Town Council to borrow up to 15% of the assessed value of real property in the Town pursuant to a super-majority vote of the Town Council following a public hearing on the borrowing. The Town’s long-term debt limit pursuant to the favorable vote of the qualified voters is being increased from 15% to 25% of the total assessed value of real property in the Town. This Act clarifies that the owner of more than one lot in an unfinished subdivision may only vote once in a borrowing referendum. This Act makes various miscellaneous changes to internal references to establish consistency with the changes made herein.