1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the transfer of municipal hospital authority assets for
1-3 health-related projects.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Section 262.002, Health and Safety Code, is
1-6 amended by adding Subdivision (9) to read as follows:
1-7 (9) "Health-related projects" means projects,
1-8 including academic health programs, clinics, and community health
1-9 education projects, that serve the health needs of the indigent and
1-10 other residents of a municipality that created an authority.
1-11 SECTION 2. Section 262.005(a), Health and Safety Code, is
1-12 amended to read as follows:
1-13 (a) A governing body by ordinance may dissolve an authority
1-14 created by the governing body if the governing body provides [
1-15 the authority provide] for the sale or transfer of the authority's
1-16 assets and liabilities to the municipality or to another person.
1-17 The authority and the governing body shall not transfer the assets
1-18 of the authority without due compensation except to the
1-19 municipality or county that created the authority to fund or
1-20 support health-related projects.
1-21 SECTION 3. Section 262.033, Health and Safety Code, is
1-22 amended by adding Subsection (e) to read as follows:
1-23 (e) The authority shall transfer proceeds from the sale of a
1-24 hospital or part of a hospital to the municipality or county that
2-1 created the authority to fund or support health-related projects.
2-2 SECTION 4. Subchapter C, Chapter 262, Health and Safety
2-3 Code, is amended by adding Section 262.037 to read as follows:
2-4 Sec. 262.037. HEALTH-RELATED PROJECTS. An authority shall
2-5 transfer assets to the municipality or county that created the
2-6 authority to fund or support health-related projects.
2-7 SECTION 5. The importance of this legislation and the
2-8 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-9 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-10 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-11 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-12 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-13 passage, and it is so enacted.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3234 was passed by the House on May
2, 1997, by the following vote: Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not
voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
No. 3234 on May 30, 1997, by the following vote: Yeas 136, Nays 0,
1 present, not voting.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3234 was passed by the Senate, with
amendments, on May 28, 1997, by the following vote: Yeas 27, Nays
Secretary of the Senate