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  S.B. No. 282
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the allocation of money associated with delays of
  transportation projects.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 222, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 222.007 to read as follows:
         Sec. 222.007.  ALLOCATION OF MONEY FROM TRANSPORTATION
  PROJECT DELAYS. (a)  The department shall establish a system to
  track liquidated damages, including road user costs, retained by
  the department associated with delayed transportation project
  contracts.
         (b)  The system must allow the department to correlate the
  liquidated damages with:
               (1)  the project that was the subject of the damages;
  and
               (2)  each department district in which the project that
  was the subject of the damages is located.
         (c)  Each year, the department shall:
               (1)  for each department district, determine the amount
  of money described by Subsection (a) retained in the previous year
  that is attributable to projects located in the district; and
               (2)  in addition to other amounts, allocate to each
  department district an amount of money equal to the amount
  determined for the district under Subdivision (1) to be used for
  transportation projects located in that district.
         (d)  If a transportation project that was the subject of
  liquidated damages is located in more than one department district,
  the department may reasonably allocate the amount of the liquidated
  damages from that project among the districts in which the project
  is located.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 282 passed the Senate on
  March 18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 282 passed the House on
  May 17, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor