1-1  By:  Nelson, Cain                                     S.B. No. 1681
    1-2        (In the Senate - Filed April 27, 1995; April 28, 1995, read
    1-3  first time and referred to Committee on Economic Development;
    1-4  May 3, 1995, rereferred to Committee on State Affairs; May 5, 1995,
    1-5  reported favorably by the following vote:  Yeas 12, Nays 0;
    1-6  May 5, 1995, sent to printer.)
    1-7                         A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    1-8                                AN ACT
    1-9  relating to authorizing the Texas National Research Laboratory
   1-10  Commission to contract with a special utility district.
   1-12        SECTION 1.  Subsection (b), Section 465.008, Government Code,
   1-13  is amended to read as follows:
   1-14        (b)  The commission may enter into a contract with another
   1-15  state agency, a political subdivision of the state, including a
   1-16  special utility district as defined by Section 65.001, Water Code,
   1-17  the United States, or a private agency, college, university,
   1-18  corporation, partnership, association, or other person for an
   1-19  appropriate purpose in connection with the performance of its
   1-20  duties, including a contract, study, investigation, or proposal
   1-21  necessary to conduct its duties.  Chapter 454, Acts of the 65th
   1-22  Legislature, Regular Session, 1977 (Article 6252-11c, Vernon's
   1-23  Texas Civil Statutes), does not apply to use by the commission of a
   1-24  private consultant to provide services in connection with
   1-25  formulation or submission of two or  more siting proposals under
   1-26  this chapter, except that in selecting the consultant the
   1-27  commission shall give the preference required by Section 3(b)(2) of
   1-28  that chapter.
   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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