By Oliveira H.B. No. 1014 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to use of state and municipal hotel occupancy tax revenue 1-3 to clean and maintain beaches in certain municipalities. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter F, Chapter 156, Tax Code, is amended 1-6 by adding Section 156.2512 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 156.2512. ALLOCATION OF REVENUE TO CERTAIN 1-8 MUNICIPALITIES. (a) Not later than the last day of the month 1-9 following a calendar quarter, the comptroller shall: 1-10 (1) compute the amount of revenue derived from the 1-11 collection of taxes imposed under this chapter at a rate of one 1-12 percent and received from hotels located in an eligible general-law 1-13 coastal municipality; and 1-14 (2) issue to the eligible general-law coastal 1-15 municipality a warrant drawn on the general revenue fund in the 1-16 amount computed under Subdivision (1). 1-17 (b) An eligible general-law coastal municipality may use 1-18 money received under this section only to clean and maintain public 1-19 beaches in that municipality. 1-20 (c) In this section: 1-21 (1) "Eligible general-law coastal municipality" means 1-22 a general-law municipality: 1-23 (A) that has a population of less than 5,000; 1-24 (B) that borders on the Gulf of Mexico; and 2-1 (C) the boundaries of which are within 30 miles 2-2 of the United Mexican States. 2-3 (2) "Clean and maintain" has the meaning assigned by 2-4 Section 61.063, Natural Resources Code. 2-5 SECTION 2. Subchapter B, Chapter 351, Tax Code, is amended 2-6 by adding Section 351.1055 to read as follows: 2-7 Sec. 351.1055. ALLOCATION OF REVENUE: CERTAIN HOME-RULE 2-8 MUNICIPALITIES. (a) In this section: 2-9 (1) "Clean and maintain" has the meaning assigned by 2-10 Section 61.063, Natural Resources Code. 2-11 (2) "Public beach" has the meaning assigned by Section 2-12 61.001, Natural Resources Code. 2-13 (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a 2-14 home-rule municipality that borders the Gulf of Mexico and has a 2-15 population of more than 250,000 may use all or any portion of the 2-16 revenue derived from the municipal hotel occupancy tax from hotels 2-17 previously subject to a county hotel occupancy tax to clean and 2-18 maintain public beaches in the municipality. 2-19 SECTION 3. This Act does not apply to the use of tax revenue 2-20 pledged to secure bonds issued before the effective date of this 2-21 Act. Tax revenue pledged to secure bonds issued before the 2-22 effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the 2-23 date the bonds were issued, and that law is continued in effect for 2-24 that purpose. 2-25 SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 2-26 SECTION 5. The importance of this legislation and the 2-27 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 3-1 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 3-2 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 3-3 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.