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Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Tue Nov 6 08:16:20 MST 2007


Kyle Waters wrote:
> I want to translate the following document to text:
>
> http://www.unum5.org/antiutopia2007.pdf

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Prepared by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel 
(10/24/07) Page 1 of 2
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL:  Restrictions on Activities Related to Title
10, Chapter 18, Municipal Cable Television and Public
Telecommunications Services Act
The following outlines possible provisions in legislation restricting 
certain activities permitted under Title 10,
Chapter 18, Municipal Cable Television and Public Telecommunications 
Services Act (Act), and is not a
comprehensive analysis of that legislation.  For more information, 
please contact the Office of Legislative Research
and General Counsel.
Prohibit new
nonpledging
members
A municipality may not join an interlocal entity engaging in activities
authorized by the Act without pledging sales and use tax revenues
to
secure bonds or other indebtedness of the interlocal entity
Prohibit adding a
new member
until
"build-out"
complete
An interlocal entity engaging in activities authorized by the Act is
required to
meet its obligation to provide infrastructure to current
pledging members
before the interlocal entity may add a new member
 "Built out" would mean to have fiber optics available for use by every 
residential
and business location in a pledging member municipality as contemplated on
the day on which the municipality joins the interlocal entity
 An interlocal entity may not provide services or infrastructure to an 
existing
nonpledging member of an interlocal entity until the interlocal entity 
meets its
obligation to pledging members
Require vote by
registered voters
to
add a new
member
A vote by the registered voters of all pledging members in an
interlocal entity
is required before the interlocal entity may add a new member
 A vote on the ballot proposition would be allowed only at a regular 
general or
 A municipality may be added only if the majority of voters in each 
municipality
that is a pledging member of the interlocal entity at the time of the vote
approves the addition of the municipality
 The interlocal entity would notify the legislative body of each 
pledging member
of the interlocal entity of the need for a vote
Prepared by the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel 
(10/24/07) Page 2 of 2
 The legislative body of each municipality would determine if it wants 
to submit
the ballot proposition to a vote of its citizens
 Each addition of a municipality requires a separate vote, e.g., if 
three cities want
to join at the same time, each would have a separate ballot proposition
 The basic process for a local ballot proposition under Title 20A, 
Election Code,
would be followed and statute would establish the format of the ballot
proposition
 Municipalities participating in the vote will not be able to recover 
the costs of the
vote from the interlocal entity



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