Stop Texas House Bill HB1200 and Senate SB416
The City of Houston is at it again! We are weeks away for the Supreme Court decision and the city got nervous they were going to lose. They have put forth a bill that would get around the zoning laws and local code 211 to make our home in an historic district A PARK!
Here is the text of the bill. If you object to being included to regulation as a city park, please sign this petition and call your Texas Senator and your House Representative.
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the regulation of historic or culturally significant buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts by certain municipalities.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 315, Local Government Code, is amended by adding Section 315.007 to read as follows:
Sec.315.007.PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC AND CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT BUILDINGS, STRUCTURES, OBJECTS, SITES, AND DISTRICTS IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES. (a) A municipality with a population of more than two million that does not exercise zoning authority under Chapter 211 may adopt and enforce an ordinance, order, or other regulation the primary purpose of which is to protect or maintain historic or culturally significant buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts. (b)A regulation under this section is not considered a zoning regulation for the purposes of Chapter 211 or other law, including a municipal charter, regardless of whether the regulation designates specific districts or other areas in the municipality. SECTION 2. A historic district or landmark that was approved before March 1, 2021, by the governing body of a municipality described by Section 315.007, Local Government Code, as added by this Act, is validated.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
By signing this petition, you agree that you do oppose HB1200 and SB416.