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  H.B. No. 712
 
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the responsibility for keeping fire-fighting equipment
  furnished to a volunteer fire department by a county in good working
  order.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 352.005(e), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e)  The petitioner [county] shall keep the fire-fighting
  equipment in good working order, [and] make all necessary repairs
  or replacements, and provide[. The commissioners court shall
  determine if a repair or replacement is necessary and shall require
  that repair work, including] labor and materials for repairs[, be
  provided as much as possible by the court's shops that it
  designates]. The commissioners court may provide the petitioner
  with at least one emergency unit of fire-fighting equipment to be
  used while the regular unit is being repaired or replaced. The
  commissioners court may use an available truck or other equipment
  if it is unable to acquire a new truck or equipment for the purpose
  of building or equipping the fire-fighting equipment.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 712 was passed by the House on April
  3, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 712 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor