H.B. No. 3595
  relating to the use of municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue in
  certain municipalities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 351.101, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (h) to read as follows:
         (h)  In addition to the uses authorized by Subsection (a), a
  municipality described by Subsection (a)(7)(B)(viii), as added by
  Chapter 546 (S.B. 585), Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2013, may use revenue derived from the tax authorized by
  this chapter to promote tourism and the convention and hotel
  industry by constructing, maintaining, or expanding a
  sporting-related facility owned by the municipality if:
               (1)  the majority of the events at the facility involve
  participants staying at hotels in the municipality; and 
               (2)  for a fiscal year, the municipality does not
  reduce the amount of that revenue that it uses for a purpose
  described by Subsection (a)(3) to an amount that is less than the
  lesser of:
                     (A)  the amount of that revenue used by the
  municipality for that purpose during the municipality's 2015 fiscal
  year; or
                     (B)  the total amount of that revenue received in
  the fiscal year.
         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, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3595 was passed by the House on May
  12, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 136, Nays 8, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3595 was passed by the Senate on May
  26, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________