By:  Haley                                             S.B. No. 340
       73R2178 CBH-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to income considered in determining the fee for services
    1-3  provided by a community center.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 534, Health and Safety
    1-6  Code, is amended by adding Section 534.0175 to read as follows:
    1-7        Sec. 534.0175.  TRUST EXEMPTION.  (a)  If a client is the
    1-8  beneficiary of a trust that has an aggregate principal of $50,000
    1-9  or less, the corpus or income of the trust is not considered to be
   1-10  the property of the client or the client's estate and is not liable
   1-11  for the client's support.  If the aggregate principal of the trust
   1-12  exceeds $50,000, only the portion of the corpus of the trust that
   1-13  exceeds that amount and the income attributable to that portion are
   1-14  considered to be the property of the client or the client's estate
   1-15  and are liable for the client's support.
   1-16        (b)  To qualify for the exemption provided by Subsection (a),
   1-17  the trust and the trustee must comply with the requirements
   1-18  prescribed by Sections 552.018 and 593.081.
   1-19        SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 1993, and
   1-20  applies only to charges for services provided on or after that
   1-21  date.  Charges for services provided before that date are covered
   1-22  by the law in effect when the services were provided, and that law
   1-23  is continued in effect for that purpose.
   1-24        SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
    2-1  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
    2-2  emergency   and   an   imperative   public   necessity   that   the
    2-3  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
    2-4  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.