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  H.B. No. 3290
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the next generation 9-1-1 service fund.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 771.0713, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by amending Subsections (b), (f), and (g) and adding
  Subsections (c-1), (c-2), and (c-3) to read as follows:
         (b)  Notwithstanding any other law and except as provided by
  federal law, the comptroller shall transfer to the credit of the
  next generation 9-1-1 service fund any amount available from
  federal money provided to this state from the Coronavirus State and
  Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under Section 9901 of the American
  Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. No. 117-2) or from any other state
  or federal governmental source for purposes of this chapter,
  including money appropriated or otherwise credited to the fund.
  The comptroller shall transfer the money as soon as practicable
  following:
               (1)  the receipt by this state of a sufficient amount of
  federal money for the transfer; or
               (2)  the effective date of the most recent legislative
  appropriation for purposes of this chapter.
         (c-1)  Except as provided by Subsection (c-2), the
  commission shall distribute from money appropriated to the
  commission for purposes of this chapter to each emergency
  communications district that does not participate in the state
  system a portion of the appropriated money in an amount
  proportional to the population of the area served by the district
  compared to the population of this state.
         (c-2)  For each emergency communication district created
  under Chapter 772 that is entitled to a portion of the money
  distributed under Subsection (c-1), the commission shall:
               (1)  reduce the portion to which that district is
  entitled by an amount equal to nine percent of that portion and
  distribute that resulting amount in equal shares to all the
  emergency communication districts created under Chapter 772; and
               (2)  distribute to that district the remainder of the
  portion to which the district is entitled under Subsection (c-1)
  that is not distributed under Subdivision (1).
         (c-3)  The remaining money appropriated to the commission
  for purposes of this chapter that is not otherwise distributed
  under Subsection (c-1) or (c-2) shall be deposited to the 9-1-1
  services fee account.
         (f)  All money in the fund from the Coronavirus State and
  Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under Section 9901 of the American
  Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. No. 117-2) shall be distributed in
  accordance with this section not later than August 31, 2024
  [December 31, 2022], and all money distributed under this section
  from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under
  Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L.
  No. 117-2) shall be spent not later than December 31, 2026 [2024],
  for the deployment and reliable operation of next generation 9-1-1
  service.
         (g)  This section expires December 31, 2028 [September 1,
  2025].
         SECTION 2.  Section 771.079(b), Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The account consists of:
               (1)  fees deposited in the fund as provided by Sections
  771.071 and 771.0711; [and]
               (2)  money deposited to the account under Section
  771.0713(c-3); and
               (3)  notwithstanding Section 404.071, Government Code,
  all interest attributable to money held in the account.
         SECTION 3.  The changes in law made by this Act apply
  beginning with the state fiscal biennium that begins September 1,
  2023.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3290 was passed by the House on April
  20, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 114, Nays 32, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3290 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 27, Nays 3.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor