HB 3417 represents a commonsense idea that is a step toward liberty for those in the ETJ. As the filed bill presents, HB 3417 seeks to provide more clarity to ETJ residents by amending current law to provide that a municipal ordinance is considered otherwise authorized by state law to be extended into the ETJ only if state law explicitly authorizes the specific municipal ordinance to be extended. CSHB 3417 amends the bill as filed to align with SB 6 of the 85th first called special session to pertain only to cities wholly or partially located in a county with a population of more than 500,000.