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  H.B. No. 2700
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of childhood cancer awareness license
  plates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.655 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.655.  CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS PLATES. (a) The
  department shall issue specialty license plates to raise awareness
  of childhood cancer. The department shall design the license
  plates in consultation with an organization that seeks to raise
  awareness of childhood cancer in this state.
         (b)  After deduction of the department's administrative
  costs, the remainder of the fee for issuance of the license plates
  shall be deposited to the credit of an account created by the
  comptroller in the manner provided by Section 504.6012(b).  Money
  deposited to that account may be used by the General Land Office
  only to provide grants to benefit organizations operating in this
  state that raise awareness of, conduct research on, or provide
  services for persons diagnosed with childhood cancer.
         (c)  The General Land Office and an organization that
  receives a grant under Subsection (b) may enter into a memorandum of
  understanding establishing the respective duties of the General
  Land Office and the organization in relation to carrying out the
  purposes of that subsection.
         (d)  Section 504.702 does not apply to a specialty license
  plate issued under this section.
         SECTION 2.  The General Land Office and an organization that
  receives a grant under Section 504.655, Transportation Code, as
  added by this Act, are not required to adopt a new memorandum of
  understanding under that section if a previous memorandum of
  understanding adopted by the General Land Office and the
  organization accomplishes the purposes of that section.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2700 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2700 on May 21, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 0,
  2 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2700 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor