By: Armbrister S.B. No. 1272 97S0711/2 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 1-1 relating to the collection and availability of information 1-2 concerning providers of certain retail products. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 31, Parks and Wildlife 1-5 Code, is amended by adding Section 31.007 to read as follows: 1-6 Sec. 31.007. REGISTRATION. (a) The department shall 1-7 provide for the registration of dealers and manufacturers doing 1-8 business in this state in order to record the degree of protection 1-9 afforded retail customers in connection with the products sold and 1-10 the identity and relative obligations of the parties making the 1-11 products available. 1-12 (b) The department is authorized to impose registration fees 1-13 in amounts adequate to defray all expenses in the administration of 1-14 this section. 1-15 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997. 1-16 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 1-17 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 1-18 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 1-19 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 1-20 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.