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  S.B. No. 1748
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to use of tax revenue by certain development corporations
  for job-related skills training.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 501.163(a), Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  This section applies only to a corporation the creation
  of which was authorized by a municipality that:
               (1)  has a population of 10,000 or more;
               (2)  is located in a county that borders:
                     (A)  [bordering] the Gulf of Mexico or the Gulf
  Intracoastal Waterway; or
                     (B)  the United Mexican States and in which four
  municipalities with a population of 70,000 or more are located; and
               (3)  has, or is included in a metropolitan statistical
  area of this state that has, an unemployment rate that averaged at
  least two percent above the state average for the most recent two
  consecutive years for which statistics are available.
         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. 1748 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays 3.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1748 passed the House on
  May 22, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 117, Nays 29, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor