H.B. No. 243
  relating to the authority of a community center that provides
  mental health or mental retardation services to sell certain real
  property of the center.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 534, Health and Safety
  Code, is amended by adding Section 534.023 to read as follows:
  PRIVATE GIFT OR GRANT. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (d), a
  community center may sell center real property, including a
  building, without the approval of the department or any local
  agency that appoints members to the board of trustees, only if the
  real property was acquired solely through a gift or grant of money
  or real property from a private entity, including an individual.
         (b)  A community center that acquires real property by gift
  or grant shall, on the date the center acquires the gift or grant,
  notify the private entity providing the gift or grant that:
               (1)  the center may subsequently sell the real
  property; and
               (2)  the sale is subject to the provisions of this
         (c)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), real property sold
  under Subsection (a) must be sold for the property's fair market
         (d)  Real property sold under Subsection (a) may be sold for
  less than fair market value only if the board of trustees adopts a
  resolution stating:
               (1)  the public purpose that will be achieved by the
  sale; and
               (2)  the conditions and circumstances for the sale,
  including conditions to accomplish and maintain the public purpose.
         (e)  A community center must notify the department and each
  local agency that appoints members to the board of trustees not
  later than the 31st day before the date the center enters into a
  binding obligation to sell real property under this section.  The
  commissioner, on request, may waive the 30-day notice requirement
  on a case-by-case basis.
         (f)  The board shall adopt rules relating to the notification
         (g)  A community center may use proceeds received from a sale
  of real property under this section only for a purpose authorized by
  this subchapter or for a public purpose authorized for a community
  center by state or federal law.
         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, 2013.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 243 was passed by the House on April
  3, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 243 on May 16, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2
  present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 243 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 15, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________