1-1  By:  Ratliff                                           S.B. No. 344
    1-2        (In the Senate - Filed January 27, 1995; January 30, 1995,
    1-3  read first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental
    1-4  Relations; February 8, 1995, reported favorably, as amended, by the
    1-5  following vote:  Yeas 9, Nays 0; February 8, 1995, sent to
    1-6  printer.)
    1-7  COMMITTEE AMENDMENT NO. 1                            By:  Wentworth
    1-8  Amend S.B. No. 344 as follows:
    1-9        (1)  In SECTION 1 of the bill (page 1, lines 31-33), strike
   1-10  the recital of the law being amended and substitute the following:
   1-11        "Section 9.09, Chapter 719, Acts of the 71st Legislature,
   1-12  Regular Session, 1989, is amended by amending Subsections (d) and
   1-13  (e) and adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:".
   1-14        (2)  In SECTION 1  of the bill, in Section 9.09, Chapter 719,
   1-15  Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989 (page 1,
   1-16  between lines 51 and 52), add a new Subsection (g) to read as
   1-17  follows:
   1-18        (g)  After the commissioners court of the county enters an
   1-19  order affirming the dissolution of the district, Morris County, on
   1-20  behalf of the board, may collect any delinquent taxes imposed by
   1-21  the board under this section.  Morris County shall use the money
   1-22  the county collects under this subsection to provide health care
   1-23  services and assistance to indigent residents of the county under
   1-24  Subchapter B, Chapter 61, Health and Safety Code (Indigent Health
   1-25  Care and Treatment Act).
   1-26                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
   1-27                                AN ACT
   1-28  relating to the disposition of surplus tax money of the Morris
   1-29  County Hospital District on dissolution of the district.
   1-31        SECTION 1.  Subsections (d) and (e), Section 9.09, Chapter
   1-32  719, Acts of the 71st Legislature, Regular Session, 1989, are
   1-33  amended to read as follows:
   1-34        (d)  When all lawfully incurred and outstanding debts and
   1-35  obligations of the district are paid, the board shall transfer all
   1-36  surplus tax money to Morris County for use by the county in
   1-37  providing health care services and assistance to indigent residents
   1-38  of the county under Subchapter B, Chapter 61, Health and Safety
   1-39  Code (Indigent Health Care and Treatment Act) <return the pro rata
   1-40  share of all unused tax money to each person who paid the tax
   1-41  imposed under this section.  A person may request that the person's
   1-42  share of surplus tax money be credited to the person's county
   1-43  taxes.  If a person requests the credit, the board shall transmit
   1-44  the funds to the county tax assessor-collector>.
   1-45        (e)  If, after payment of all lawfully incurred and
   1-46  outstanding debts and obligations of the district and after
   1-47  transferring <return of> any surplus <unused> tax money under
   1-48  Subsection (d) of this section, the district has any remaining
   1-49  assets, those assets shall be transferred to Morris County or
   1-50  another governmental entity in the district to be used for the
   1-51  benefit of persons in the district.
   1-52        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-53  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-54  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-55  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-56  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-57  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-58  passage, and it is so enacted.
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