By Brimer H.B. No. 1231 76R4912 PB-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the abolition of the smart jobs fund program. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. The following laws are repealed: 1-5 (1) Subchapter J, Chapter 481, Government Code; 1-6 (2) Subchapter G, Chapter 204, Labor Code; and 1-7 (3) Sections 204.0065 and 204.0625, Labor Code. 1-8 SECTION 2. (a) The smart jobs fund program established 1-9 under Subchapter J, Chapter 481, Government Code, is abolished on 1-10 the effective date of this Act. The Texas Department of Economic 1-11 Development may not award a grant under that program on or after 1-12 that date. 1-13 (b) All unobligated and unexpended balances in the smart 1-14 jobs fund created under Section 481.154, Government Code, as that 1-15 section existed before repeal by this Act, are transferred on the 1-16 effective date of this Act to the general revenue fund. 1-17 (c) A smart jobs fund grant awarded before the effective 1-18 date of this Act by the Texas Department of Economic Development 1-19 is governed by the law in effect on the date that the grant was 1-20 awarded, and the former law is continued in effect for that 1-21 purpose. 1-22 SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999. 1-23 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the 1-24 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-1 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-2 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-3 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.