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  S.B. No. 1179
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by
  state agencies and institutions of higher education and other
  obsolete provisions of law.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Section 201.023, Agriculture
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The financial transactions of the state board are
  subject to audit by the state auditor in accordance with Chapter
  321, Government Code. [The board shall file annually with the
  governor and the presiding officer of each house of the legislature
  a complete and detailed written report that accounts for all funds
  received and disbursed by the board during the preceding year. The
  form of the annual report and the time for the report shall be
  prescribed in the General Appropriations Act.]
         SECTION 2.  Section 21.040, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 21.040.  GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES OF BOARD. The board
  shall:
               (1)  supervise the executive director's performance;
               (2)  approve an operating budget for the board and make
  a request for appropriations;
               (3)  appoint the members of any advisory committee to
  the board;
               (4)  for each class of educator certificate, appoint an
  advisory committee composed of members of that class to recommend
  standards for that class to the board;
               (5)  provide to its members and employees, as often as
  necessary, information regarding their qualifications for office
  or employment under this chapter and their responsibilities under
  applicable laws relating to standards of conduct for state officers
  or employees;
               (6)  develop and implement policies that clearly define
  the respective responsibilities of the board and the board's staff;
  and
               (7)  [file annually with the governor and the presiding
  officer of each house of the legislature a complete and detailed
  written report, in the form and within the time provided by the
  General Appropriations Act, accounting for all funds received and
  disbursed by the board during the preceding fiscal year; and
               [(8)]  execute interagency contracts to perform
  routine administrative functions.
         SECTION 3.  Section 30A.054, Education Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 30A.054.  REPORTS. [(a)     The commissioner shall
  prepare a report for each fiscal year documenting activities of the
  state virtual school network in accordance with this chapter.     Not
  later than January 31 of each year, the commissioner shall file the
  report for the preceding fiscal year with the governor, the
  lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of
  representatives.
         [(b)]  To the extent permitted under the Family Educational
  Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g),[:
               [(1)     the report under Subsection (a) must include the
  results of assessment instruments administered to students
  enrolled in electronic courses under this chapter; and
               [(2)]  the commissioner shall make information
  relating to the performance of students enrolled in electronic
  courses under this chapter available to school districts,
  open-enrollment charter schools, and the public.
         SECTION 4.  Subsection (h), Section 264.701, Family Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (h)  The committee shall:
               (1)  develop and adopt policies and procedures
  governing the system each state agency uses to evaluate the
  effectiveness of programs to prevent or treat child abuse or
  neglect with which the agency contracts;
               (2)  develop and adopt standard definitions of "child
  abuse treatment" and "child abuse prevention" to be used in
  implementing and administering the evaluation system created under
  this subchapter;
               (3)  develop and adopt standard models and guidelines
  for prevention and treatment of child abuse to be used in
  implementing and administering the evaluation system created under
  this subchapter;
               (4)  develop and adopt, in cooperation with each
  affected state agency, a schedule for each agency's adoption and
  implementation of the committee's evaluation system that considers
  each agency's budget cycle;
               (5)  develop and adopt a standard report form and a
  reporting schedule for the affected agencies; and
               (6)  develop and adopt objective criteria by which the
  performance of child abuse programs may be measured after reports
  under this subchapter are submitted and evaluated[; and
               [(7)     report annually to the Board of Protective and
  Regulatory Services, governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of
  the house of representatives on the results of the committee's
  evaluation process].
         SECTION 5.  Subsection (c), Section 411.0098, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The department and the Texas Department of
  Transportation shall[:
               [(1)]  update and revise the procedures established
  under this section as necessary[; and
               [(2)     file not later than January 15 of each
  odd-numbered year with the presiding officer of each house of the
  legislature a report that describes the procedures established
  under this section and their implementation].
         SECTION 6.  Subsection (a), Section 441.013, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall make a biennial report to the
  governor that includes:
               (1)  a comprehensive view of the operation of the
  commission in discharging the duties imposed by this subchapter;
               (2)  a review of the library conditions in this state;
               (3)  [an itemized statement of the commission's
  expenditures;
               [(4)]  any recommendations suggested by the experience
  of the commission;
               [(5)     careful estimates of money necessary for carrying
  out this subchapter;] and
               (4) [(6)]  a review of commission activities under
  Subtitle C, Title 6, Local Government Code, and Subchapters J and L.
         SECTION 7.  The heading to Section 442.010, Government Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 442.010.  AUDITS[; ANNUAL REPORT].
         SECTION 8.  Section 501.007, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 501.007.  INMATE CLAIMS FOR LOST OR DAMAGED PROPERTY.
  The department may pay from the miscellaneous funds appropriated to
  the division claims made by inmates housed in facilities operated
  by the department for property lost or damaged by the division. The
  department shall maintain a record of all transactions made under
  this section [and shall send a copy of that record to the state
  auditor at least annually]. The record must show the amount of each
  claim paid, the identity of each claimant, and the purpose for which
  each claim was made. The department may not pay under this section
  more than $500 on a claim.
         SECTION 9.  Subsection (b), Section 508.036, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The board shall:
               (1)  adopt rules relating to the decision-making
  processes used by the board and parole panels;
               (2)  prepare information of public interest describing
  the functions of the board and make the information available to the
  public and appropriate state agencies;
               (3)  comply with federal and state laws related to
  program and facility accessibility;
               [(4)     prepare annually a complete and detailed written
  report that meets the reporting requirements applicable to
  financial reporting provided in the General Appropriations Act and
  accounts for all funds received and disbursed by the board during
  the preceding fiscal year;] and
               (4) [(5)]  develop and implement policies that provide
  the public with a reasonable opportunity to appear before the board
  and to speak on any issue under the jurisdiction of the board, with
  the exception of an individual parole determination or clemency
  recommendation.
         SECTION 10.  The heading to Section 531.0274, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 531.0274.  COORDINATION AND APPROVAL OF CASELOAD
  ESTIMATES[; REPORT].
         SECTION 11.  Subsection (b), Section 751.005, Government
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The office shall:
               (1)  help coordinate state and federal programs dealing
  with the same subject;
               (2)  inform the governor and the legislature of federal
  programs that may be carried out in the state or that affect state
  programs;
               (3)  provide federal agencies and the United States
  Congress with information about state policy and state conditions
  on matters that concern the federal government;
               (4)  provide the legislature with information useful in
  measuring the effect of federal actions on the state and local
  programs;
               (5)  prepare and supply to the governor and all members
  of the legislature an annual report that:
                     (A)  describes the office's operations;
                     (B)  contains the office's priorities and
  strategies for the following year;
                     (C)  details projects and legislation pursued by
  the office;
                     (D)  discusses issues in the following
  congressional session of interest to this state; and
                     (E)  contains an analysis of federal funds
  availability and formulae;
               (6)  [prepare annually a complete and detailed written
  report accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the
  office during the preceding fiscal year;
               [(7)]  notify the governor, the lieutenant governor,
  the speaker of the house of representatives, and the legislative
  standing committees in each house with primary jurisdiction over
  intergovernmental affairs of federal activities relevant to the
  state and inform the Texas congressional delegation of state
  activities;
               (7) [(8)]  conduct frequent conference calls with the
  lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives
  or their designees regarding state-federal relations and programs;
               (8) [(9)]  respond to requests for information from the
  legislature, the United States Congress, and federal agencies;
               (9) [(10)]  coordinate with the Legislative Budget
  Board regarding the effects of federal funding on the state budget;
  and
               (10) [(11)]  report to, and on request send appropriate
  representatives to appear before, the legislative standing
  committees in each house with primary jurisdiction over
  intergovernmental affairs.
         SECTION 12.  Subsection (b), Section 11.0045, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The board shall publish the plan not later than
  September 1 of each even-numbered year. The board shall at a
  minimum:
               (1)  make the plan available on its generally
  accessible Internet site; and
               (2)  make printed copies of the plan available on
  request to members of the public[; and
               [(3)     send printed copies of the plan to the governor,
  the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of
  representatives, the Legislative Budget Board, and the committees
  of the senate and the house of representatives that have oversight
  responsibilities regarding the board and the department].
         SECTION 13.  Subsection (c), Section 94.001, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The department shall update the state plan developed
  under this section biennially [and shall, not later than October 1
  of each even-numbered year, file the state plan with the governor,
  lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives].
         SECTION 14.  Subsection (h), Section 108.0065, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (h)  The commission, using existing funds, may contract with
  an entity to comply with the requirements under Subsection
  [Subsections] (e) [and (f)].
         SECTION 15.  Subsection (a), Section 533.0415, Health and
  Safety Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department, the Texas Department of Human Services,
  the Texas Youth Commission, the Texas Juvenile Probation
  Commission, and the Texas Education Agency by rule shall adopt a
  joint memorandum of understanding to develop interagency training
  for the staffs of the agencies involved in the functions of
  assessment, case planning, case management, and in-home or direct
  delivery of services to children, youth, and their families. The
  memorandum must:
               (1)  outline the responsibility of each agency in
  coordinating and developing a plan for interagency training on
  individualized assessment and effective intervention and treatment
  services for children and dysfunctional families; and
               (2)  provide for the establishment of an interagency
  task force to:
                     (A)  develop a training program to include
  identified competencies, content, and hours for completion of the
  training with at least 20 hours of training required each year until
  the program is completed;
                     (B)  design a plan for implementing the program,
  including regional site selection, frequency of training, and
  selection of experienced clinical public and private professionals
  or consultants to lead the training; and
                     (C)  monitor, evaluate, and revise the training
  program, including the development of additional curricula based on
  future training needs identified by staff and professionals[; and
                     [(D)     submit a report to the governor, lieutenant
  governor, and speaker of the house of representatives by October 15
  of each even-numbered year].
         SECTION 16.  Subsection (d), Section 22.005, Human Resources
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  With the approval of the comptroller, the department
  shall establish an internal accounting system, and the department's
  expenditures shall be allocated to the various funds according to
  the system. At the end of each fiscal biennium the department shall
  return [report to the comptroller] the amount of the unencumbered
  balances in each of the department's operating funds that belongs
  to the children's assistance fund and the medical assistance fund[,
  and those unencumbered balances shall be returned] to the
  appropriate special fund.
         SECTION 17.  Subsection (d), Section 33.002, Human Resources
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (d)  The department shall continually monitor the expedited
  issuance of food stamp benefits to ensure that each region in the
  state complies with federal regulations and that those households
  eligible for expedited issuance are identified, processed, and
  certified within the timeframes prescribed within the federal
  regulations. [As soon as practicable after the end of each fiscal
  year, the department shall report to the Governor's Office of
  Budget and Planning, the Legislative Budget Board, the state
  auditor, and the department's board members regarding its
  monitoring of expedited issuance and the degree of compliance with
  federal regulations on a region-by-region basis. The department
  shall notify members of the legislature and the standing committees
  of the senate and house of representatives having primary
  jurisdiction over the department of the filing of the report.]
         SECTION 18.  Section 34.006, Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 34.006.  STUDY. The Texas Workforce Commission, in
  collaboration with local workforce development boards and the
  appropriate standing committees of the senate and house of
  representatives, shall:
               (1)  study methods to improve the delivery of workforce
  services to persons residing in minimum service counties, as
  defined by the commission; and
               (2)  develop recommendations to improve the delivery of
  services described by Subdivision (1) [for inclusion in the report
  required by Section 34.007].
         SECTION 19.  Subsection (b), Section 52.001, Human Resources
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The [Consistent with the provisions of the Memorandum of
  Understanding on Family Planning Services required by Section
  22.012, Human Resources Code, the] department shall:
               (1)  set guidelines for keeping statistical
  information on school age pregnancy and parenthood by agencies,
  organizations, and individuals so that the information may be
  evaluated and compared;
               (2)  collect information relating to school age
  pregnancy as considered necessary by the department, including
  information on educational programs provided in the public school
  system relating to family life education, abstinence from sex, and
  sexually transmitted diseases;
               (3)  serve as a statewide clearinghouse on information
  relating to school age pregnancy and education on abstinence from
  sex and make it available to the legislature, other state agencies,
  and private entities that are involved in preventing school age
  pregnancy, addressing the problems caused by school age pregnancy,
  or encouraging abstinence from sex;
               (4)  analyze and evaluate the data collected on and
  studies relating to school age pregnancy and make the analysis and
  information readily available to the legislature, relevant
  agencies, and the public; and
               (5)  make recommendations to the relevant state
  agencies or the legislature to prevent duplication of services[;
  and
               [(6)     submit a report each regular session to the
  legislature on the status of school age pregnancy programs in the
  state and the department's progress in meeting the requirements of
  this section].
         SECTION 20.  Section 131.005, Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 131.005.  REPORTING AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM. Each health
  and human services agency that provides, purchases, or otherwise
  funds transportation services for clients shall:
               (1)  comply with the standardized system of reporting
  and accounting established by the office under Section
  131.003(a)(3); and
               (2)  make any changes to agency data collection systems
  that are necessary to enable the agency to comply with the
  standardized system[; and
               [(3)     not later than August 31 of each year, submit to
  the office a report relating to transportation services that
  complies with the standardized system].
         SECTION 21.  Section 131.006, Human Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 131.006.  IMPLEMENTATION OF STATEWIDE COORDINATION
  PLAN. In order to implement the statewide coordination plan
  created by the office under Section 131.003(a)(2), the office
  shall:
               (1)  review rules, policies, contracts, grants, and
  funding mechanisms relating to transportation services of each
  health and human services agency that provides, purchases, or
  otherwise funds transportation services for clients to determine
  whether the rules, policies, contracts, grants, and funding
  mechanisms are consistent with the plan; and
               (2)  make recommendations for revisions to rules,
  policies, contracts, grants, and funding mechanisms determined
  under Subdivision (1) to be inconsistent with the plan[; and
               [(3)     not later than September 30 of each even-numbered
  year, submit a report by electronic mail and by hand delivery to the
  governor, the secretary of state, the Legislative Budget Board, and
  the commissioner relating to the results of the review conducted by
  the office under this section].
         SECTION 22.  Subsection (b), Section 1660.055, Insurance
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The advisory committee shall:
               (1)  recommend specific provisions that could be
  included in a department-issued request for information relating to
  electronic data exchange, including identification card programs;
  and
               (2)  provide those recommendations to the commissioner
  not later than four months after the date on which the committee is
  appointed[; and
               [(3)     issue a final report to the commissioner
  containing the committee's recommendations for implementation by
  December 1, 2008].
         SECTION 23.  Subsection (c), Section 161.173, Natural
  Resources Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The Veterans Land Board shall not invest more than $50
  million in revenue bonds issued under Chapter 164 [and shall report
  to the governor, the senate committee on finance, and the house of
  representatives committee on appropriations on or before December
  1, 2000, regarding the status of its investment in such revenue
  bonds and all related debt service].
         SECTION 24.  Subsection (b), Section 201.053,
  Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The chair shall:
               (1)  preside over commission meetings, make rulings on
  motions and points of order, and determine the order of business;
               (2)  represent the department in dealing with the
  governor;
               (3)  [report to the governor on the state of affairs of
  the department at least quarterly;
               [(4)]  report to the commission the governor's
  suggestions for department operations;
               (4) [(5)     report to the governor on efforts, including
  legislative requirements, to maximize the efficiency of department
  operations through the use of private enterprise;
               [(6)     periodically review the department's
  organizational structure and submit recommendations for structural
  changes to the governor, the commission, and the Legislative Budget
  Board;
               [(7)]  designate one or more employees of the
  department as a civil rights division of the department and receive
  regular reports from the division on the department's efforts to
  comply with civil rights legislation and administrative rules;
               (5) [(8)]  create subcommittees, appoint commissioners
  to subcommittees, and receive the reports of subcommittees to the
  commission as a whole;
               (6) [(9)]  appoint a commissioner to act in the chair's
  absence; and
               (7) [(10)]  serve as the departmental liaison with the
  governor and the Office of State-Federal Relations to maximize
  federal funding for transportation.
         SECTION 25.  The following provisions are repealed:
               (1)  Section 12.014, Agriculture Code;
               (2)  Subsection (c), Section 12.029, Agriculture Code;
               (3)  Subsection (f), Section 12.038, Agriculture Code;
               (4)  Subsection (b), Section 131.005, Agriculture
  Code;
               (5)  Section 161.032, Agriculture Code;
               (6)  Section 5.09, Alcoholic Beverage Code;
               (7)  Subdivision (8), Subsection (b), Section 7.055,
  Education Code;
               (8)  Subsection (d), Section 21.357, Education Code;
               (9)  Subsection (m), Section 29.087, Education Code;
               (10)  Section 39.335, Education Code;
               (11)  Subsection (d), Section 44.042, Education Code;
               (12)  Section 51.216, Education Code;
               (13)  Subsection (d), Section 51.403, Education Code;
               (14)  Section 51.504, Education Code;
               (15)  Subsection (e), Section 51.917, Education Code;
               (16)  Subsection (c), Section 56.206, Education Code;
               (17)  Subsection (r), Section 61.051, Education Code;
               (18)  Section 61.069, Education Code;
               (19)  Subsection (c), Section 61.087, Education Code;
               (20)  Subsection (f), Section 61.806, Education Code;
               (21)  Subsections (e) and (f), Section 61.823,
  Education Code;
               (22)  Subsection (m), Section 86.52, Education Code;
               (23)  Subsections (d) and (e), Section 130.0033,
  Education Code;
               (24)  Section 130.152, Education Code;
               (25)  Section 143.006, Education Code;
               (26)  Subsection (e), Section 236.002, Family Code;
               (27)  Subsection (c), Section 264.205, Family Code;
               (28)  Section 320.003, Government Code;
               (29)  Section 320.004, Government Code;
               (30)  Subsection (d), Section 411.0075, Government
  Code;
               (31)  Subsection (d), Section 411.013, Government
  Code;
               (32)  Subsection (g), Section 413.005, Government
  Code;
               (33)  Section 413.013, Government Code;
               (34)  Section 413.015, Government Code;
               (35)  Subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e), Section
  413.016, Government Code;
               (36)  Subsection (b), Section 413.022, Government
  Code;
               (37)  Section 419.010, Government Code;
               (38)  Subsection (b), Section 434.013, Government
  Code;
               (39)  Subsection (c), Section 441.013, Government
  Code;
               (40)  Subsection (n), Section 441.154, Government
  Code;
               (41)  Subsection (d), Section 442.005, Government
  Code;
               (42)  Subsection (b), Section 442.010, Government
  Code;
               (43)  Subsection (c), Section 443.0051, Government
  Code;
               (44)  Subsection (e), Section 443.0135, Government
  Code;
               (45)  Subsection (h), Section 444.025, Government
  Code;
               (46)  Section 448.011, Government Code;
               (47)  Section 481.011, Government Code;
               (48)  Section 481.168, Government Code;
               (49)  Section 492.011, Government Code;
               (50)  Subsection (b), Section 511.015, Government
  Code;
               (51)  Subchapter G, Chapter 531, Government Code;
               (52)  Section 531.0243, Government Code;
               (53)  Subsection (b), Section 531.0273, Government
  Code;
               (54)  Subsections (c), (d), and (e), Section 531.0274,
  Government Code;
               (55)  Section 531.029, Government Code;
               (56)  Section 531.0311, Government Code;
               (57)  Subsection (b), Section 531.056, Government
  Code;
               (58)  Subsection (l), Section 531.070, Government
  Code;
               (59)  Subsection (f), Section 531.110, Government
  Code;
               (60)  Section 531.204, Government Code;
               (61)  Section 531.603, Government Code;
               (62)  Subsection (b), Section 552.274, Government
  Code, as amended by Chapters 329 (S.B. 727) and 716 (S.B. 452), Acts
  of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005;
               (63)  Subsection (d), Section 751.005, Government
  Code;
               (64)  Section 752.005, Government Code;
               (65)  Section 752.006, Government Code;
               (66)  Section 782.014, Government Code;
               (67)  Subsection (b), Section 801.203, Government
  Code;
               (68)  Subsection (a), Section 1231.086, Government
  Code;
               (69)  Section 1232.069, Government Code;
               (70)  Subsection (b), Section 2054.034, Government
  Code;
               (71)  Section 2112.005, Government Code;
               (72)  Section 2152.062, Government Code;
               (73)  Section 2152.063, Government Code;
               (74)  Subsection (d), Section 2171.101, Government
  Code;
               (75)  Section 2203.001, Government Code;
               (76)  Section 2205.016, Government Code;
               (77)  Section 2306.759, Government Code;
               (78)  Subsection (a), Section 11.017, Health and Safety
  Code;
               (79)  Subsections (c), (d), and (e), Section 32.017,
  Health and Safety Code;
               (80)  Subsection (b), Section 36.012, Health and Safety
  Code;
               (81)  Subsection (e), Section 62.104, Health and Safety
  Code;
               (82)  Section 83.004, Health and Safety Code;
               (83)  Section 93.006, Health and Safety Code;
               (84)  Section 103.018, Health and Safety Code;
               (85)  Subsections (f) and (g), Section 108.0065, Health
  and Safety Code;
               (86)  Section 121.0067, Health and Safety Code;
               (87)  Section 165.034, Health and Safety Code;
               (88)  Section 427.006, Health and Safety Code;
               (89)  Section 532.017, Health and Safety Code;
               (90)  Subsection (i), Section 532.021, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (91)  Subsections (e), (f), and (g), Section 533.032,
  Health and Safety Code;
               (92)  Subsection (e), Section 533.033, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (93)  Subsection (d), Section 533.0354, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (94)  Section 533.036, Health and Safety Code;
               (95)  Subsection (b), Section 533.049, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (96)  Subsection (b), Section 533.050, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (97)  Subsection (d), Section 534.022, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (98)  Subsection (d), Section 571.0065, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (99)  Subsection (c), Section 691.008, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (100)  Section 1001.031, Health and Safety Code;
               (101)  Subsections (b) and (c), Section 21.011, Human
  Resources Code;
               (102)  Subsection (b), Section 22.025, Human Resources
  Code;
               (103)  Subsection (c), Section 22.0255, Human
  Resources Code;
               (104)  Section 31.0034, Human Resources Code;
               (105)  Subsection (d), Section 31.0325, Human
  Resources Code;
               (106)  Subsection (s), Section 32.021, Human Resources
  Code;
               (107)  Subsection (e), Section 32.0246, Human
  Resources Code;
               (108)  Subsection (d), Section 32.048, Human Resources
  Code;
               (109)  Subsection (d), Section 32.055, Human Resources
  Code;
               (110)  Section 32.257, Human Resources Code;
               (111)  Section 33.0022, Human Resources Code;
               (112)  Section 34.007, Human Resources Code;
               (113)  Subsection (c), Section 40.0325, Human
  Resources Code;
               (114)  Section 40.0565, Human Resources Code;
               (115)  Subsection (c), Section 52.001, Human Resources
  Code;
               (116)  Section 61.033, Human Resources Code;
               (117)  Subsection (f), Section 73.022, Human Resources
  Code;
               (118)  Subsection (d), Section 81.006, Human Resources
  Code;
               (119)  Section 91.019, Human Resources Code;
               (120)  Subsection (c), Section 91.053, Human Resources
  Code;
               (121)  Subsections (a) and (c), Section 101.008, Human
  Resources Code;
               (122)  Subsection (b), Section 111.021, Human
  Resources Code;
               (123)  Section 117.031, Human Resources Code;
               (124)  Subsection (i), Section 141.086, Human
  Resources Code;
               (125)  Section 161.031, Human Resources Code;
               (126)  Section 402.070, Labor Code;
               (127)  Subsection (f), Section 409.012, Labor Code;
               (128)  Subsection (c), Section 31.059, Natural
  Resources Code;
               (129)  Section 31.060, Natural Resources Code;
               (130)  Section 32.024, Natural Resources Code;
               (131)  Section 34.0191, Natural Resources Code;
               (132)  Subsection (a), Section 81.055, Natural
  Resources Code;
               (133)  Section 161.027, Natural Resources Code;
               (134)  Subsection (b), Section 161.131, Natural
  Resources Code;
               (135)  Subsection (b), Section 161.132, Natural
  Resources Code;
               (136)  Section 153.055, Occupations Code;
               (137)  Section 202.159, Occupations Code;
               (138)  Subsections (a) and (b), Section 203.154,
  Occupations Code;
               (139)  Section 205.105, Occupations Code;
               (140)  Section 206.102, Occupations Code;
               (141)  Section 301.165, Occupations Code;
               (142)  Section 351.164, Occupations Code;
               (143)  Section 451.107, Occupations Code;
               (144)  Subsection (a), Section 452.159, Occupations
  Code;
               (145)  Section 453.109, Occupations Code;
               (146)  Section 501.159, Occupations Code;
               (147)  Section 502.160, Occupations Code;
               (148)  Section 505.207, Occupations Code;
               (149)  Section 505.208, Occupations Code;
               (150)  Section 554.013, Occupations Code;
               (151)  Section 603.157, Occupations Code;
               (152)  Section 605.156, Occupations Code;
               (153)  Section 651.161, Occupations Code;
               (154)  Subsections (a) and (c), Section 651.162,
  Occupations Code;
               (155)  Section 701.158, Occupations Code;
               (156)  Section 901.164, Occupations Code;
               (157)  Section 1701.158, Occupations Code;
               (158)  Section 12.021, Parks and Wildlife Code;
               (159)  Section 201.107, Transportation Code;
               (160)  Subsection (c), Section 201.403, Transportation
  Code;
               (161)  Subsection (a), Section 13.063, Utilities Code;
               (162)  Subsection (b), Section 39.902, Utilities Code;
               (163)  Section 163.002, Utilities Code;
               (164)  Subsection (d), Section 5.178, Water Code;
               (165)  Subsection (a), Section 26.561, Water Code;
               (166)  Section 2.17, Texas Racing Act (Article 179e,
  Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);
               (167)  Subsection (e), Section 2.19, Texas Racing Act
  (Article 179e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and
               (168)  Section 1.23, Chapter 198 (H.B. 2292), Acts of
  the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003.
         SECTION 26.  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. 1179 passed the Senate on
  April 14, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 30, 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. 1179 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 23, 2011, by the following vote: Yeas 142,
  Nays 0, one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor