H.B. No. 160
  relating to rail relocation and improvement in the state.
         SECTION 1.  (a)  The Texas Department of Transportation
  shall conduct a study to determine the economic feasibility of
  relocating freight trains that carry hazardous materials away from
  residential areas of the state in municipalities with a population
  of more than 1.2 million.  The study must include an evaluation of
  cost options for the relocation of freight trains from residential
         (b)  Not later than March 1, 2008, the Texas Department of
  Transportation shall report the results of the study conducted
  under Subsection (a) of this section to the governor and the
         SECTION 2.  Section 386.109, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
  commission may consider for funding under Section 386.108:
               (1)  the purchase and installation at a site of
  equipment that is designed primarily to dispense qualifying fuel,
  other than standard gasoline or diesel, or the purchase of on-site
  mobile fueling equipment;
               (2)  infrastructure projects, including auxiliary
  power units, designed to dispense electricity to motor vehicles and
  on-road and non-road diesels; [and]
               (3)  a project that involves a technology that allows a
  vehicle to replace with electric power, while the vehicle is
  parked, the power normally supplied by the vehicle's internal
  combustion engine; and
               (4)  a project to reduce air pollution and engine
  idling by relieving congestion through rail relocation or
  improvement at a rail intersection that is located in a
  nonattainment or near nonattainment area.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 160 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 160 on May 25, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 160 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________