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What is a Home Rule Charter? A charter is a document that establishes the city’s governmental structure and provides for the distribution of powers and duties among the various branches of government. In order to be implemented, the charter must be approved by the people at an election. Likewise, changes in the charter must be approved by a vote of the people. 

What does Home Rule Entail? The legal position of home rule cities is the reverse of general law cities. Rather than looking to state law to determine what they may do, as general law cities must, home rule cities look to the state constitution and state statutes to determine what they may not do. Thus, if a proposed home rule city action has not been prohibited or pre-empted by the state, the city generally can proceed. 

The City of Fulshear officially adopted a Home Rule Charter on May 17, 2016. Click HERE to view. 

The Original Charter Commission Members
CJ McDaniel Chairman
Bill Archer  Vice Chairman
Erma Beal   
Larry Beustring  
John Dowdall  
Cherryl Finney   
Ken Knapp   
James Molina  
D.E. (Gene) Morgan   
Kent Pool   
Carolyn Randle   
Polly Royer   
Randy Stacy   

Proposed Charter [PDF]
Charter Comparison Table [PDF]
Frequently Asked Questions [PDF]