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  S.B. No. 537
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the purchase of food and beverages by the Texas
  Department of Transportation for certain employees responding to
  emergencies or disasters.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter I, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 201.711 to read as follows:
         Sec. 201.711.  PURCHASE OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES FOR CERTAIN
  DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES RESPONDING TO EMERGENCIES OR DISASTERS. The
  department, using appropriated funds, may purchase food and
  beverages for a department employee who is:
               (1)  providing services in response to an emergency
  situation, an incident that endangers the health or safety of a
  person, or a disaster; and
               (2)  unable to leave or required to remain at the
  employee's assignment area due to the emergency situation,
  incident, or disaster.
         SECTION 2.  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 hereby certify that S.B. No. 537 passed the Senate on
  March 25, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 537 passed the House on
  April 18, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor