Hi Neighbors,

Even though we won the right to vote on annexation and then exercised that right by voting last November against annexation  by the City of San Antonio (COSA), the fight against annexation continues.  The following Bills in Congress during this Legislative session require our prompt attention. Please consider contacting the respective Committee members encouraging them to support these Bills which will serve to improve the annexation process.

SB 746 -  requiring cities to wait at least five years before attempting to annex the same property.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate and has been assigned to the House Land and Resource Management Committee.
  • Action Needed:  Contact Committee members and ask them to vote this Bill out of Committee and send it to the House for a vote.

HB 347 – eliminating the population requirement so that no Texan is annexed without their consent.

  • Status:  Passed in the House.  Currently in the Senate State Affairs Committee
  • Action Needed:  Contact Senate State Affairs Committee members to vote the Bill out of committee and send it to the Senate for a vote.

SB 422 -  promotes the rights of citizens and protects the will of voters by prohibiting municipalities from imposing fines and fees in the ETJ ... where an annexation attempt has failed at the ballot box.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate, but has been stalled in the House for 2 weeks.
  • Action Needed:  Contact Speaker of the House, Dennis Bonnen (phone nr: 512-463-1000), and request this Bill get a hearing soon.

****The following is not an Annexation Bill but does concern our property taxes****

SB 2 - . For taxing units that collect more than $15 million in property tax levy plus sales tax, SB 2 lowers the 8 percent threshold to 2.5 percent and requires an automatic rollback election if the taxing unit adopts a tax that exceeds the 2.5 percent threshold.

  • Status:  Passed in the Senate and will be heard in the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • Action Needed:  Write Committee members and encourage them to pass SB2.


Link to House Ways and Means Committee members:

Link to State Affairs Committee members:

Link to House Land and Resource Management Committee members:

Link to Speaker of the House:

Sandy Fitzpatrick