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  H.B. No. 3842
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an agreement to finance and build a conference center
  and other appropriate facilities in or near a state park.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 13, Parks and Wildlife
  Code, is amended by adding Section 13.0046 to read as follows:
         Sec. 13.0046.  COOPERATION WITH INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
  EDUCATION. (a) In this section, "institution of higher education"
  has the meaning assigned by Section 61.003, Education Code.
         (b)  The commission may enter into a joint agreement with the
  governing board of an institution of higher education to finance
  and build a conference center and other appropriate related
  facilities to be located in or near a state park.
         (c)  A facility built under this section must be operated
  cooperatively to provide benefits to the department and the
  institution of higher education in accomplishing the purposes of
  the department and the institution.
         (d)  The commission and an institution of higher education
  may use any funds, property, or other assets available to finance
  and build a facility under this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies only to an agreement entered
  into on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3842 was passed by the House on April
  30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 137, Nays 2, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3842 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays 2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor