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  H.B. No. 3668
  relating to grants for disaster response by nonprofit food banks.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 418, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 418.026 to read as follows:
  FOOD BANKS. (a) In this section, "nonprofit food bank" means a
  nonprofit organization that solicits, warehouses, and
  redistributes edible food to agencies that feed needy families and
         (b)  Using money available for the purpose, the office of the
  governor shall establish a program to provide grants to nonprofit
  organizations in this state for distribution to nonprofit food
  banks to build the capacity of the nonprofit food banks to respond
  to disasters. 
         (c)  To be eligible to receive a grant under this section, a
  nonprofit organization must:
               (1)  have at least five years of experience
  coordinating a statewide network of nonprofit food banks and
  charitable organizations that distribute food to needy or low
  income individuals during disasters; and
               (2)  be a member of the Texas Voluntary Organizations
  Active in Disaster.
         (d)  Grant money awarded under this section may be used only
  to reimburse a nonprofit food bank for all or part of the costs
  incurred by the nonprofit food bank as a result of:
               (1)  maintaining an inventory of emergency food boxes
  in preparation for a disaster;
               (2)  purchasing, storing, and transporting food for
  distribution during a disaster; and
               (3)  purchasing capital equipment necessary to operate
  during a disaster, including back-up generators, mobile food
  pantries, trucks, meal preparation units, forklifts, technology,
  and other equipment.
         (e)  The office of the governor shall establish procedures to
  administer the grant program, including a procedure for the
  submission of a proposal and a procedure to be used by the office to
  evaluate a proposal.
         (f)  The office of the governor shall enter into a contract
  that includes performance requirements with each grant recipient.
  The office shall monitor and enforce the terms of the contract. The
  contract must authorize the office to recoup grant money from a
  grant recipient for failure of the grant recipient to comply with
  the terms of the contract.
         (g)  The office of the governor may solicit and accept gifts,
  grants, and donations from any source for the purpose of awarding
  grants under this section.
         SECTION 2.  The office of the governor is required to
  implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature
  appropriates money specifically for that purpose.  If the
  legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that
  purpose, the office may, but is not required to, implement a
  provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 3668 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 118, Nays 21, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3668 on May 24, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 116, Nays 25,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 3668 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________