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  S.B. No. 907
  relating to the preservation, maintenance, and improvement of the
  Republic of Texas Granite Boundary Marker.
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 442, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 442.0074 to read as follows:
  section, "boundary marker" means the granite marker designating the
  former international boundary between the Republic of Texas and the
  United States, originally placed in 1841 at its location in Panola
  County near Farm to Market Road No. 31, at or about 32°2'3"N,
  94°2'35"W, and known as the Republic of Texas Granite Boundary
  Marker and the International Boundary Marker.
         (b)  To the extent authorized by law, the commission shall
  preserve, maintain, and improve the boundary marker and state land
  adjacent to the boundary marker and shall:
               (1)  design and construct a structure or device
  sufficient to protect the boundary marker from vandalism, theft,
  and natural elements;
               (2)  display historical and educational information on
  a sign or plaque at the boundary marker site to inform the public of
  the history of the boundary marker and the region;
               (3)  cooperate with the federal government and other
  persons as necessary to facilitate the implementation of duties
  imposed by this section; and
               (4)  take other action the commission determines
  necessary to preserve, maintain, restore, and improve the boundary
  marker and the state grounds adjacent to the boundary marker for the
  beautification and cultural enhancement of the property as a
  significant historical site in this state.
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other law, any power or duty related
  to the boundary marker formerly vested in another state agency is
  vested solely in the commission.
         (d)  The commission may spend money appropriated to the
  commission for purposes of this section only to accomplish those
         (e)  The commission may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and
  donations of money or property from any public or private source to
  be used for the purposes of this section.
         (f)  The commission, in consultation with each state senator
  and representative in whose district the boundary marker is located
  and other interested parties, may:
               (1)  replace the original boundary marker with a
  replica boundary marker;
               (2)  preserve, maintain, and display the original
  boundary marker at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum; and
               (3)  perform the duties assigned by Subsection (b) with
  respect to the replica boundary marker at the original boundary
  marker location.
         SECTION 2.  The Texas Historical Commission 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 Texas Historical Commission may, but is not required
  to, implement a provision of this Act using other appropriations
  available for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 907 passed the Senate on
  April 26, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 907 passed the House on
  May 22, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House