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  H.B. No. 2854
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to license plates created by the Texas Department of
  Transportation for professional firefighters.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter E, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.414 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.414.  PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER PLATES.  (a)  The
  professional firefighter plate may be issued to qualified
  firefighters.  The sponsor of the plate may nominate a state agency
  for receipt of funds under Section 504.801(e)(2)(A).
         (b)  After deduction of the department's administrative
  costs in accordance with Section 504.801, the remainder of the fees
  from the sale of professional firefighter plates shall be deposited
  to the credit of an account in the state treasury to be used by the
  nominated state agency for the purpose of making grants to support
  the activities of an organization of professional firefighters
  located in this state that provides emergency relief and college
  scholarship funds to the professional firefighters and their
  dependents.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2009.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2854 was passed by the House on May 5,
  2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting; that the House refused to concur in Senate amendments to
  H.B. No. 2854 on May 29, 2009, 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. 2854 on May 31, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 142,
  Nays 0, 1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2854 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 27, 2009, 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.
  2854 on June 1, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor