1-1  By:  Ellis, Rosson, Luna                               S.B. No. 461
    1-2        (In the Senate - Filed February 3, 1995; February 6, 1995,
    1-3  read first time and referred to Committee on State Affairs;
    1-4  March 3, 1995, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
    1-5  Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 10, Nays 3; March 3, 1995,
    1-6  sent to printer.)
    1-7  COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 461                     By:  West
    1-8                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-9                                AN ACT
   1-10  relating to rulemaking authority under the state's program to
   1-11  assist historically underutilized businesses to transact business
   1-12  with the state.
   1-14        SECTION 1.  Section 1.03, State Purchasing and General
   1-15  Services Act (Article 601b, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is
   1-16  amended by adding Subsection (q) to read as follows:
   1-17        (q)  The commission shall adopt rules to implement the
   1-18  provisions of this Act that relate to historically underutilized
   1-19  businesses.  The commission shall base the rules on the results of
   1-20  the disparity study prepared by the comptroller under Section 101,
   1-21  Article V, Chapter 1051, Acts of the 73rd Legislature, 1993 (the
   1-22  General Appropriations Act).  A state agency or an institution of
   1-23  higher education:
   1-24              (1)  shall adopt the commission's rules under this
   1-25  section as the agency's or institution's own rules; and
   1-26              (2)  may adopt supplemental rules that are based on the
   1-27  historically underutilized business disparity study and consistent
   1-28  with the commission's rules.
   1-29        SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
   1-30  crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
   1-31  emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
   1-32  constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
   1-33  days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
   1-34  and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
   1-35  passage, and it is so enacted.
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