S.B. No. 678

relating to the designation of part of Interstate Highway 35 as the Purple Heart Trail. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 225, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 225.0225 to read as follows: Sec. 225.0225. PURPLE HEART TRAIL. (a) The part of Interstate Highway 35 located in Texas is the Texas portion of the national Purple Heart Trail. (b) The department shall design and construct markers indicating the highway number, the designation as the Purple Heart Trail, and any other appropriate information. (c) The department shall erect a marker at each end of the highway and at intermediate sites along the highway that the department determines are appropriate. The intermediate sites may not be farther apart than 100 miles. (d) Notwithstanding Subsections (b) and (c), the department is required to design, construct, and erect the markers only to the extent that money is available for this purpose from donations received from local Purple Heart organizations. (e) Money received under Subsection (d) shall be deposited to the credit of the state highway fund for dedication under this section. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
______________________________ ______________________________ President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I hereby certify that S.B. No. 678 passed the Senate on April 14, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0. ______________________________ Secretary of the Senate I hereby certify that S.B. No. 678 passed the House on May 20, 2005, by a non-record vote. ______________________________ Chief Clerk of the House Approved: ______________________________ Date ______________________________ Governor