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  H.B. No. 2570
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the award of grants by the Cancer Prevention and
  Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee and to the payment
  of claims related to those grants by the comptroller of public
  accounts.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 403.071(b), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  A claim may not be paid from an appropriation unless the
  claim is presented to the comptroller for payment not later than two
  years after the end of the fiscal year for which the appropriation
  was made. However, a claim may be presented:
               (1)  not later than four years after the end of the
  fiscal year for which the appropriation from which the claim is to
  be paid was made if the appropriation relates to:
                     (A)  new construction contracts;
                     (B)  [, to] grants awarded under Chapter 391,
  Health and Safety Code;
                     (C)  [, or to] repair and remodeling projects that
  exceed the amount of $20,000, including furniture and other
  equipment and[,] architects' and engineering fees; [,] and
                     (D)  other costs related to the contracts or
  projects; or
               (2)  not later than seven years after the end of the
  fiscal year for which the appropriation from which the claim is to
  be paid was made if the appropriation relates to grants awarded
  under Chapter 102, Health and Safety Code.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2570 was passed by the House on April
  18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 117, Nays 13, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2570 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor