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  S.B. No. 255
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to reports and information provided by the Texas
  Department of Transportation.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter J, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 201.805 to read as follows:
         Sec. 201.805.  REPORTS AND INFORMATION. (a)  The department
  shall annually publish in appropriate media and on the department's
  Internet website in a format that allows the information to be read
  into a commercially available electronic database a statistical
  comparison of department districts and the following information,
  calculated on a per capita basis considering the most recent census
  data and listed for each county and for the state for each fiscal
  year:
               (1)  the number of square miles;
               (2)  the number of vehicles registered;
               (3)  the population;
               (4)  daily vehicle miles;
               (5)  the number of centerline miles and lane miles;
               (6)  construction, maintenance, and contracted routine
  and preventive maintenance expenditures;
               (7)  combined construction, maintenance, and
  contracted routine and preventive maintenance expenditures;
               (8)  the number of district and division office
  construction and maintenance employees;
               (9)  information regarding grant programs, including:
                     (A)  Automobile Theft Prevention Authority
  grants;
                     (B)  Routine Airport Maintenance Program grants;
                     (C)  Public Transportation Grant Program grants;
                     (D)  Medical Transportation Program grants; and
                     (E)  aviation grants or aviation capital
  improvement grants;
               (10)  approved State Infrastructure Bank loans;
               (11)  Texas Traffic Safety Program grants and
  expenditures;
               (12)  the dollar amount of any pass-through toll
  agreements;
               (13)  the percentage of highway construction projects
  completed on time;
               (14)  the percentage of highway construction projects
  that cost:
                     (A)  more than the contract amount; and
                     (B)  less than the contract amount; and
               (15)  a description of real property acquired by the
  department through the exercise of eminent domain, including the
  acreage of the property and the location of the property.
         (b)  The department shall include information from all
  department contracts in the statistical comparison and information
  reports required under Subsection (a).
         (c)  The department shall annually publish in appropriate
  media and on the department's Internet website in a format that
  allows the information to be read into a commercially available
  electronic database the following information for each fiscal year:
               (1)  the amount of money in the Texas Mobility Fund
  itemized by the source of the money; and
               (2)  the amount of money received by the department:
                     (A)  itemized by the source of the money; and
                     (B)  compared to the amount of money appropriated
  by the legislature to the department in the General Appropriations
  Act.
         (d)  The department shall annually publish in appropriate
  media and on the department's Internet website in a format that
  allows the information to be read into a commercially available
  electronic database a list of each contract the department has
  with:
               (1)  a person required to register as a lobbyist under
  Chapter 305, Government Code;
               (2)  a public relations firm; or
               (3)  a government consultant.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 255 passed the Senate on
  March 7, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendments on May 21, 2007, by the
  following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 255 passed the House, with
  amendments, on May 17, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 144,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor