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  S.B. No. 803
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to venue projects in certain counties.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 334, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 334.0083 to read as follows:
         Sec. 334.0083.  VENUE PROJECTS IN CERTAIN COUNTIES. (a)  In
  this section, "venue" has the meaning assigned by Section 334.001
  and includes a tourism development project such as a park,
  aquarium, birding center, bird viewing site, history center, art
  center, nature center, nature trail, museum, or water-related
  project that creates or enhances an activity involving water sports
  or fishing.
         (b)  A county with a population of 40,000 or less in which at
  least one state park and one national wildlife refuge are located
  may plan, acquire, establish, develop, construct, or renovate a
  venue as a venue project under this chapter.
         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, 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 803 passed the Senate on
  April 7, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 27, 2011, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 803 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 20, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 148,
  Nays 1, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor