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  H.B. No. 3394
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of sickle cell disease awareness specialty
  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 504.671 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.671.  SICKLE CELL DISEASE AWARENESS LICENSE PLATES.
  (a)  The department shall issue specialty license plates that
  include the words "Sickle Cell Matters" and an image of the burgundy
  sickle cell ribbon.  The department shall design the plates in
  consultation with the Sickle Cell Association of Houston.
         (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 only by Texas Southern
  University to make grants to a nonprofit organization that has a
  history of providing services to persons with sickle cell disease
  for the purpose of providing those services.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3394 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3394 was passed by the Senate on May
  20, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor