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  H.B. No. 2065
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to authorizing a waiver of certain state park fees for
  certain children and the use of general revenue appropriations for
  the artificial reef program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 13.015(a-1), Parks and Wildlife Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a-1)  The commission may waive the park entrance fee for a
  person who is at least 70 years of age, a student enrolled in the
  fifth grade, or a child who is 11 years of age. The commission may
  not waive the fee for use of a park facility, including a hook-up
  fee for electricity or water.
         
         SECTION 2.  Section 89.041(c), Parks and Wildlife Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  Except as provided by Section 89.042(b), [No state]
  general revenue funds may not [shall] be expended in the
  development or implementation of this plan.
         SECTION 3.  Section 89.042, Parks and Wildlife Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 89.042.  DEDICATION; APPROPRIATIONS. (a) The funds
  received under Section 89.043 of this code are dedicated to the
  department for the purpose of carrying out this chapter, including
  siting, designing, constructing, monitoring, and otherwise
  managing an artificial reef or artificial reef system.
         (b)  The legislature may appropriate money from the general
  revenue fund to the department for:
               (1)  salaries of department employees implementing
  this chapter; and
               (2)  costs associated with those employees, including
  the cost of employee benefits.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2065 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 124, Nays 16, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2065 on May 23, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 119, Nays 17,
  1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2065 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 20, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays
  2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor