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  H.B. No. 1317
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the designation of certain highways and locations,
  including the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 442, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 442.019 to read as follows:
         Sec. 442.019.  TOM LEA TRAIL. (a)  The commission shall
  develop a Tom Lea Trail program to commemorate the life and art of
  Tom Lea.
         (b)  The program, at a minimum, shall include:
               (1)  designation of locations that are historically
  significant to the life and art of Tom Lea;
               (2)  adoption of an icon, symbol, or other identifying
  device to represent a designation under this section;
               (3)  the use of the icon, symbol, or other identifying
  device in promoting tourism around this state by the commission and
  at locations designated under this section; and
               (4)  the development of itineraries and maps to guide
  tourists to locations designated under this section.
         (c)  The commission shall adopt:
               (1)  eligibility criteria for a designation under this
  section; and
               (2)  procedures to administer the program created under
  this section.
         (d)  A historic marker or sign relating to the life and art of
  Tom Lea that is erected or maintained pursuant to the program
  adopted under this section must be located not more than five miles
  from a location designated under Subsection (b)(1).
         (e)  The commission may, as necessary, enter into a
  memorandum of understanding with the Texas Economic Development and
  Tourism Office and the Texas Department of Transportation to
  implement this section.
         (f)  The commission may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and
  other donations from any source to implement this section. The
  commission is not required to promote or market the Tom Lea Trail
  unless the commission receives funds raised from private entities
  for that purpose.
         (g)  The following segments of highway shall constitute the
  Tom Lea Trail:
               (1)  Interstate Highway 10 from its intersection with
  the northern municipal boundary of El Paso to its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 20;
               (2)  Interstate Highway 20 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with the western
  municipal boundary of Sweetwater;
               (3)  Interstate Highway 20 from its intersection with
  the eastern municipal boundary of Sweetwater to its intersection
  with U.S. Highway 277;
               (4)  U.S. Highway 277 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with State Highway 114 in
  Seymour;
               (5)  State Highway 114 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 277 in Seymour to its intersection with State Highway 199;
               (6)  State Highway 199 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 281 to its intersection with Interstate Highway 30;
               (7)  Interstate Highway 30 from its intersection with
  State Highway 199 to its intersection with Interstate Highway 35
  East in Dallas;
               (8)  Interstate Highway 35 East from its intersection
  with Interstate Highway 30 in Dallas to its intersection with State
  Highway 6 outside of the southern municipal boundary of Waco;
               (9)  State Highway 6 from its intersection with
  Interstate 35 East to its intersection with State Highway 30 in
  College Station;
               (10)  State Highway 30 from its intersection with State
  Highway 6 in College Station to its intersection with Interstate
  Highway 45;
               (11)  Interstate Highway 45 from its intersection with
  State Highway 30 to its terminus in Galveston;
               (12)  State Highway 21 from its intersection with State
  Highway 6 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 290;
               (13)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with
  State Highway 21 to its intersection with the eastern municipal
  boundary of Austin;
               (14)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with the
  western municipal boundary of Austin to its intersection with the
  eastern municipal boundary of Fredericksburg;
               (15)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with the
  western municipal boundary of Fredericksburg to its intersection
  with Interstate Highway 10;
               (16)  Interstate Highway 10 from its intersection with
  U.S. Highway 290:
                     (A)  west to its intersection with U.S. Highway
  385; and
                     (B)  east to its intersection with Interstate
  Highway 37;
               (17)  U.S. Highway 385 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with the southern
  municipal boundary of Odessa;
               (18)  Interstate Highway 37 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 77;
               (19)  U.S. Highway 77 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 37 to its intersection with the northern
  municipal boundary of Kingsville;
               (20)  U.S. Highway 77 from its intersection with the
  southern municipal boundary of Kingsville to its intersection with
  State Highway 285 in Riviera; and
               (21)  State Highway 285 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 77 in Riviera to its intersection with the eastern
  municipal boundary of Hebbronville.
         (h)  In this section, a reference to a municipal boundary
  means that boundary as it exists on September 1, 2017.
         (i)  A designation of highway segments as the Tom Lea Trail
  may not be construed as a designation under the National Historic
  Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. Section 300101 et seq.).
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter B, Chapter 225, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Sections 225.123 and 225.124 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 225.123.  CHARLES H. ROAN MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. (a)  The
  portion of U.S. Highway 287 in Claude is designated as the Charles
  H. Roan Memorial Highway.
         (b)  Subject to Section 225.021(c), the department shall:
               (1)  design and construct markers indicating the
  designation as the Charles H. Roan Memorial Highway and any other
  appropriate information; and
               (2)  erect a marker at each end of the highway and at
  appropriate intermediate sites along the highway.
         Sec. 225.124.  KOLLYN BARTON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY. (a) The
  portion of Farm-to-Market Road 666 in Nueces County between its
  intersection with State Highway 44 and Farm-to-Market Road 624 is
  designated as the Kollyn Barton Memorial Highway.
         (b)  Subject to Section 225.021(c), the department shall:
               (1)  design and construct markers indicating the
  designation as the Kollyn Barton Memorial Highway and any other
  appropriate information; and
               (2)  erect a marker at each end of the highway and at
  appropriate intermediate sites along the highway.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter B, Chapter 225, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 225.123 to read as follows:
         Sec. 225.123.  NAVARRO COUNTY VIETNAM MEMORIAL LOOP. (a)
  The portion of State Highway 31 under construction as of September
  1, 2017, as a relief route around Corsicana, in Navarro County is
  designated as the Navarro County Vietnam Memorial Loop.
         (b)  Subject to Section 225.021(c), the department shall:
               (1)  design and construct markers indicating the
  designation as the Navarro County Vietnam Memorial Loop and any
  other appropriate information; and
               (2)  erect a marker at each end of the highway and at
  appropriate intermediate sites along the highway.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1317 was passed by the House on March
  29, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1317 on May 26, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1317 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor