H.B. No. 477
  relating to the authority of a county to advertise on leased
         SECTION 1.  Sections 263.251(a) and (b), Local Government
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commissioners court of a county may adopt a
  procedure by which the county may:
               (1)  lease to another entity advertising space located:
                     (A)  in or on a building or part of a building
  owned by the county;
                     (B)  on a vehicle owned by the county; [or]
                     (C)  on an official county website; or
                     (D)  on a vehicle leased by the county, with the
  vehicle owner's consent; or
               (2)  sell advertising space located on correspondence
  distributed by the county through the United States Postal Service.
         (b)  The procedure must include a requirement that the county
  publish, before a sale or lease of advertising space is made, a
  notice of its intent to sell or lease the advertising space.  The
  notice must:
               (1)  be published:
                     (A)  at least one time in a newspaper of general
  circulation in the county not earlier than the 30th day or later
  than the 14th day before the date the award of the sale or lease is
  made; and
                     (B)  on the county's official website
  continuously for the 14 days immediately before the date the award
  of the sale or lease is made;
               (2)  include a description of the advertising space,
  including its location and a description of the part of any real or
  personal property that the advertising space occupies; and
               (3)  include a description of the procedure by which
  bids or proposals for the sale or lease may be submitted.
         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. 477 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 477 was passed by the Senate on May 2,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________