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  S.B. No. 854
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas Division
  of Emergency Management for certain persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 418.052, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 418.052.  USE OF FUNDS TO SUPPORT CERTAIN PERSONS
  [DIVISION PERSONNEL]. The division may use appropriated funds to
  purchase food and beverages for a person [division personnel] who
  is [are]:
               (1)  activated to provide services in response to an
  emergency situation, an incident, or a disaster; and
               (2)  unable to leave or required to remain at the
  person's [their] assignment area [areas] due to the emergency
  situation, incident, or disaster.
         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, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 854 passed the Senate on
  April 3, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 854 passed the House on
  May 23, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor