H.B. No. 2139
  relating to the establishment of an Adopt-A-Library program and
  state employee charitable contributions to the program.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 441, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 441.0085 to read as follows:
         Sec. 441.0085.  ADOPT-A-LIBRARY PROGRAM. (a) The commission
  may establish or may assist other state agencies or organizations
  in the establishment of an Adopt-A-Library program to encourage
  investment in and donations to public libraries in this state.
         (b)  The commission may use any cash, gift, grant, donation,
  or in-kind contribution that it receives from a public or private
  entity through the Adopt-A-Library program to assist the commission
  or public libraries in this state in the establishment, provision,
  improvement, or expansion of library services.
         (c)  The commission shall provide information about the
  Adopt-A-Library program on the commission's Internet website.
         (d)  The commission may adopt rules reasonably necessary to
  perform its duties under this section.
         (e)  For purposes of Subchapter I, Chapter 659:
               (1)  the Adopt-A-Library program is considered an
  eligible charitable organization entitled to participate in the
  state employee charitable campaign; and
               (2)  a state employee is entitled to authorize a
  deduction for contributions to the Adopt-A-Library program as a
  charitable contribution under Section 659.132.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2139 was passed by the House on April
  21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 148, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2139 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________