By Jackson H.B. No. 3011
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3011:
By Lewis of Orange C.S.H.B. No. 3011
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to precommitment approval for certain purchases of a port
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 60.403, Water Code, is amended to read as
1-7 Sec. 60.403. CONTRACTS: PURCHASES. (a) A port commission
1-8 or authorized designated officer of the port commission may make
1-9 routine purchases or contracts in an amount not to exceed $25,000.
1-10 (b) Before a purchase is made, a purchase order or other
1-11 form of precommitment approval must be signed by the executive
1-12 director of the district or the port authority or the authorized
1-13 designated officer. For routine contracts or purchases, the
1-14 precommitment approval may be in the form of a list of approved
1-15 routine purchases or contracts signed by the executive director.
1-16 The signed list shall remain on file in the offices of the district
1-17 or port authority.
1-18 (c) A [
The] purchase order must be executed in duplicate
1-19 with one copy delivered to the person from whom the purchase is
1-20 made and one copy remaining on file in the district or port
1-22 (d) If a signed list of approved routine contracts or
1-23 purchases under Subsection (b) contains a purchase that is subject
1-24 to approval by the county auditor, the signed list does not
2-1 constitute precommitment approval of the purchases or contracts
2-2 listed unless the list is approved by the county auditor.
2-3 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997, and
2-4 applies only to a purchase made on or after the effective date of
2-5 this Act.
2-6 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-7 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-8 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-9 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-10 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.