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  H.B. No. 2691
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the authority of the comptroller of public accounts to
  issue certain payments to persons who are indebted or delinquent in
  taxes owed to the state and to state agency reporting requirements
  regarding such persons.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 403.055, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subsections (e-1) and (g-1) to read as follows:
         (e-1)  This section does not prohibit the comptroller from
  issuing a warrant or initiating an electronic funds transfer to a
  person reported properly under Subsection (f) or to the person's
  assignee if, in accordance with Section 403.0551, the comptroller
  first retains one or more warrants or electronic funds transfers to
  the person for a total amount that at least equals the amount
  necessary to fully deduct the amount of the person's indebtedness
  to the state or tax delinquency from the amount the state owes the
  person.
         (g-1)  A state agency shall provide notice to a person who is
  the subject of a report made by the agency under Subsection (f),
  other than a person reported as indebted to the state as provided by
  Section 231.007, Family Code, at the time the agency makes the
  report.  The notice must:
               (1)  be given in a manner reasonably calculated to give
  actual notice to the person;
               (2)  state:
                     (A)  the name of the indebted or delinquent
  person;
                     (B)  the amount of the person's indebtedness or
  delinquency;
                     (C)  the agency's contact information; and
                     (D)  any options available to eliminate the
  indebtedness or delinquency; and
               (3)  include a statement that the person's indebtedness
  or delinquency:
                     (A)  has been reported to the comptroller; and
                     (B)  may prohibit the comptroller from issuing a
  warrant or initiating an electronic funds transfer to the person
  for any amount owed to the person by the state.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2691 was passed by the House on April
  21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2691 was passed by the Senate on May
  9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor