H.B. No. 1820
relating to the requirements for reporting certain information to
the attorney general or the legislature.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 2111.002, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 2111.002. REPORTING. Each [
(a) Not later than
January 31 of each year, each] state agency shall report to the
lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives
any [ attorney general each] technological innovation developed by
the agency that:
(1) has potential commercial application, is
proprietary, or could be protected under intellectual property
(2) was developed:
(A) during the preceding calendar year; or
(B) before the preceding calendar year but was
not previously reported to the lieutenant governor and the speaker
of the house of representatives [ attorney general].
[ (b) The attorney general may prescribe a form for the
SECTION 2. Section 311.016(b), Tax Code, is amended to read
(b) The municipality shall send a copy of a report made
under this section to[ :
[ (1) the attorney general; and
[ (2)] the comptroller.
SECTION 3. Section 4.08(c), Chapter 427, Acts of the 44th
Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1935, as amended (Article
8280-115, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is amended to read as
(c) A copy of the audit report shall be filed with the
authority, the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of
the house of representatives, [ the attorney general,] the
commission, and the comptroller of public accounts.
SECTION 4. A state agency is not required to report a
technological innovation to the lieutenant governor and the speaker
of the house of representatives under Section 2111.002(2)(B),
Government Code, as amended by this Act, if the technological
innovation was previously reported to the attorney general under
SECTION 5. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1820 was passed by the House on April
22, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 137, Nays 0, 1 present, not
voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
H.B. No. 1820 on May 16, 2005, and requested the appointment of a
conference committee to consider the differences between the two
houses; and that the House adopted the conference committee report
on H.B. No. 1820 on May 27, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 142,
Nays 0, 2 present, not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 1820 was passed by the Senate, with
amendments, on May 12, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays
0; at the request of the House, the Senate appointed a conference
committee to consider the differences between the two houses; and
that the Senate adopted the conference committee report on H.B. No.
1820 on May 29, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate