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  H.B. No. 1691
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the designation of certain rest areas on Interstate
  Highway 27 in Hale County as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest Areas.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Y, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 201.2003 to read as follows:
         Sec. 201.2003.  NELDA LANEY SAFETY REST AREAS.  (a)  The
  northbound and southbound rest areas located on Interstate Highway
  27 in Hale County are designated as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest
  Areas.
         (b)  The department shall design and construct markers at
  each rest area described by Subsection (a) indicating the
  designation of those rest areas as the Nelda Laney Safety Rest Areas
  and any other appropriate information.
         (c)  The department shall erect markers at appropriate
  locations at the rest areas.
         (d)  Notwithstanding Subsections (b) and (c), the department
  is not required to design, construct, or erect a marker under this
  section unless a grant or donation of private funds is made to the
  department to cover the cost of the design, construction, and
  erection of the marker.
         (e)  Money received under Subsection (d) shall be deposited
  to the credit of the state highway fund.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1691 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 3 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1691 on May 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 0,
  1 present, not voting, and that the House adopted H.C.R. No. 146
  authorizing certain corrections in H.B. No. 1691 on May 21, 2017, by
  the following vote: Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1691 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 16, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  0, and that the Senate adopted H.C.R. No. 146 authorizing certain
  corrections in H.B. No. 1691 on May 28, 2017, by the following vote:
  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor