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  H.B. No. 4051
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the criteria for media production development zone
  recognition.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 485A.101, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 485A.101.  CRITERIA FOR MEDIA PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT
  ZONE RECOGNITION. To be approved as a media production development
  zone, an area:
               (1)  must be in a metropolitan statistical area, the
  principal municipality of which[:
                     [(A)  has a population of more than 250,000; and
                     [(B)]  has the adequate workforce,
  infrastructure, facilities, or resources to support the production
  and completion of moving image projects;
               (2)  must be recognized as a media production
  development zone by ordinance or order, as appropriate, of a
  municipality or the commissioners court of a county; and
               (3)  will contain a qualified media production location
  within its geographical boundaries that meets the criteria under
  Section 485A.102.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application for designation submitted under Section 485A.106,
  Government Code, on or after the effective date of this Act. An
  application submitted before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the application was
  submitted, and the former law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4051 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 121, Nays 20, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 4051 was passed by the Senate on May
  17, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 27, Nays 4.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor