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  S.B. No. 2181
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of hotel occupancy tax revenue by certain
  municipalities for certain projects.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 334.2515, Local Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 334.2515.  APPLICATION. Except as provided by Sections 
  [Section] 334.2516 and 334.2518, this subchapter does not apply to
  the financing of a venue project that is:
               (1)  an area described by Section 334.001(4)(C);
               (2)  an area or facility that is part of a municipal
  parks and recreation system as described by Section 334.001(4)(D);
               (3)  a project described by Section 334.001(4)(E),
  except for a project described by Section 334.001(4)(A); or
               (4)  a facility described by Section 334.001(4)(G).
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter H, Chapter 334, Local Government
  Code, is amended by adding Section 334.2518 to read as follows:
         Sec. 334.2518.  USE OF REVENUE BY CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES FOR
  CERTAIN PARK FACILITIES. (a) This section applies only to a
  municipality that has a population of more than 1 million but less
  than 1.3 million.
         (b)  Subject to Subsection (c), a municipality to which this
  section applies may acquire, construct, and improve a venue project
  that is an amphitheater, arena, exhibit hall, music hall, or
  stadium located within a municipally owned park that is at least 100
  acres in size and all or part of which is designated as a national
  historic landmark district, if the applicable type of facility is
  specifically listed in the ballot proposition for a venue project
  for the expansion of an existing convention center facility that
  primarily hosts conventions and has at least one million square
  feet of meeting space.
         (c)  A municipality may not spend more than 20 percent of the
  revenue from the convention center facility expansion venue project
  described by Subsection (b) for costs related to an amphitheater,
  arena, exhibit hall, music hall, or stadium located within a
  municipally owned park.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2181 passed the Senate on        
  May 12, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 27, Nays 3; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 29, 2021, by the
  following vote: Yeas 27, Nays 4.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2181 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 26, 2021, by the following vote: Yeas 106,
  Nays 41, two present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor