By Ratliff                                             S.B. No. 344
       74R2793 CLG-D
                                 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-1                                AN ACT
    1-2  relating to the disposition of surplus tax money of the Morris
    1-3  County Hospital District on dissolution of the district.
    1-5        SECTION 1.  Sections 9.09(d) and (e), Chapter 719, Acts of
    1-6  the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, are amended to read as
    1-7  follows:
    1-8        (d)  When all lawfully incurred and outstanding debts and
    1-9  obligations of the district are paid, the board shall transfer all
   1-10  surplus tax money to Morris County for use by the county in
   1-11  providing health care services and assistance to indigent residents
   1-12  of the county under Subchapter B, Chapter 61, Health and Safety
   1-13  Code (Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act) <return the pro rata
   1-14  share of all unused tax money to each person who paid the tax
   1-15  imposed under this section.  A person may request that the person's
   1-16  share of surplus tax money be credited to the person's county
   1-17  taxes.  If a person requests the credit, the board shall transmit
   1-18  the funds to the county tax assessor-collector>.
   1-19        (e)  If, after payment of all lawfully incurred and
   1-20  outstanding debts and obligations of the district and after
   1-21  transferring <return of> any surplus <unused> tax money under
   1-22  Subsection (d) of this section, the district has any remaining
   1-23  assets, those assets shall be transferred to Morris County or
   1-24  another governmental entity in the district to be used for the
    2-1  benefit of persons in the district.
    2-2        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
    2-3  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
    2-4  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
    2-5  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
    2-6  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
    2-7  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
    2-8  passage, and it is so enacted.