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  H.B. No. 1967
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to use of sales and use tax proceeds by certain economic
  development corporations for certain job-related skills training.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter D, Chapter 501, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 501.163 to read as follows:
         Sec. 501.163.  USE OF TAX REVENUE FOR JOB-RELATED SKILLS
  TRAINING BY CERTAIN CORPORATIONS. (a) This section applies only to
  a corporation the creation of which was authorized by a
  municipality that:
               (1)  has a population of 10,000 or more;
               (2)  is located in a county bordering the Gulf of Mexico
  or the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway; and
               (3)  has, or is included in a metropolitan statistical
  area of this state that has, an unemployment rate that averaged at
  least two percent above the state average for the most recent two
  consecutive years for which statistics are available.
         (b)  A corporation may spend tax revenue received under this
  subtitle for job training that consists of:
               (1)  providing job-related life skills sufficient to
  enable an unemployed individual to obtain employment; and
               (2)  providing job training skills sufficient to enable
  an unemployed individual to obtain employment.
         (c)  A corporation to which this section applies may contract
  with any person to provide the job training authorized under this
  section.
         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. 1967 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 103, Nays 19, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1967 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 26, Nays 5.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor