By:  Ellis                                             S.B. No. 959
       73R6360 GCH-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the administration and use of oil overcharge funds.
    1-4        SECTION 1.  (a)  The power and discretion to finance and
    1-5  oversee projects financed with oil overcharge funds is transferred
    1-6  to the Legislative Budget Board.
    1-7        (b)  All programs financed with oil overcharge funds are
    1-8  direct grant programs except the revolving loan program.
    1-9        (c)  The Medicaid analysis and cost control office shall
   1-10  provide staff to implement the Oil Overcharge Restitutionary Act
   1-11  (Article 4413(56), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes) and its
   1-12  subsequent amendments.  The energy office of the office of the
   1-13  governor is transferred to the General Services Commission.
   1-14        (d)  Projects under the transportation energy program may not
   1-15  include public education related to mass transit.
   1-16        (e)  Sections 5, 17, and 26, Oil Overcharge Restitutionary
   1-17  Act (Article 4413(56), Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), and their
   1-18  subsequent amendments, are repealed.
   1-19        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-20  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-21  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-22  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-23  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-24  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
    2-1  passage, and it is so enacted.