S.B. No. 1512
  relating to payment of costs related to the relocation of certain
  political subdivision utility facilities for state highway
         SECTION 1.  Section 203.092, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsections (a-4) and (e) to read as follows:
         (a-4)  Notwithstanding another provision of this section, a
  utility shall make a relocation of a utility facility required by
  improvement of the state highway system at the expense of this state
  if the commission determines that:
               (1)  the utility is a political subdivision or is owned
  or operated by a political subdivision;
               (2)  a financial condition would prevent the utility
  from being able to pay the cost of relocation in full or in part at
  the time of relocation or, if paid at that time, the payment would
  adversely affect the utility's ability to operate or provide
  essential services to its customers; and
               (3)  the utility:
                     (A)  would not be able to receive a state
  infrastructure bank loan under Subchapter D, Chapter 222, to
  finance the cost of the relocation and is otherwise unable to
  finance that cost; or
                     (B)  is a political subdivision or is owned or
  operated by a political subdivision that:
                           (i)  has a population of less than 5,000; and
                           (ii)  is located in a county that has been
  included in at least five disaster declarations made by the
  president of the United States in the six-year period preceding the
  proposed date of the relocation.
         (e)  The total amount paid by the department for the
  relocation of utility facilities under Subsection (a-4) may not
  exceed $10 million in any fiscal year.
         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. 1512 passed the Senate on
  April 16, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1512 passed the House on
  May 14, 2019, by the following vote:  Yeas 134, Nays 7,
  two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House