By Goolsby H.B. No. 2062 76R7658 SRC-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the Texas State History Museum. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. Subtitle D, Title 4, Government Code, is amended 1-5 by adding Chapter 445 to read as follows: 1-6 CHAPTER 445. TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM 1-7 Sec. 445.001. MUSEUM. (a) The Texas State History Museum 1-8 is established for the purpose of educating and engaging visitors 1-9 in the exciting and unique story of Texas and displaying objects 1-10 and information relating to the history of Texas. 1-11 (b) The museum shall provide exhibits, programs, and 1-12 activities that support the education of public school students in 1-13 the essential knowledge and skills developed and adopted under 1-14 Chapter 28, Education Code. 1-15 Sec. 445.002. GOVERNANCE. (a) The State Preservation Board 1-16 shall govern and provide for the operation of the museum. 1-17 (b) Except to the extent of conflict with this chapter, the 1-18 board and the executive director of the board have the same powers 1-19 and duties in relation to the museum that they have in regard to 1-20 other facilities and programs under Chapter 443. 1-21 (c) The governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the 1-22 house of representatives, in their capacities as members of the 1-23 State Preservation Board, shall each appoint one person to an 1-24 advisory committee to assist and advise the board in governing and 2-1 operating the museum. A member of the board is eligible to serve 2-2 on the advisory committee. 2-3 Sec. 445.003. VENDING FACILITIES. (a) In addition to 2-4 exhibits and theaters, the museum may operate: 2-5 (1) a gift shop; 2-6 (2) food services, including one or more restaurants, 2-7 cafeterias, and vending machines; 2-8 (3) pay station telephones; 2-9 (4) automated teller machines (ATMs); and 2-10 (5) other services and facilities convenient or 2-11 necessary for visitors to the museum. 2-12 (b) Chapter 94, Human Resources Code, does not apply to 2-13 vending facilities operated by or approved for operation in the 2-14 museum. 2-15 Sec. 445.004. THEATERS; FILMS AND OTHER PRODUCTS. (a) The 2-16 museum may operate one or more film theaters, including a 2-17 large-format theater. 2-18 (b) In addition to films connected with Texas history, the 2-19 museum may exhibit commercially produced entertainment films in 2-20 museum theaters. 2-21 (c) The museum may develop and produce films and other 2-22 products and may retain royalties or otherwise receive revenue from 2-23 the production, distribution, exhibition, or sale of those films or 2-24 products. 2-25 Sec. 445.005. MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS. Marketing and 2-26 publicity of the museum's exhibits, programs, and activities is 2-27 essential to the museum's statutory objectives. For that purpose, 3-1 the museum may: 3-2 (1) employ public relations personnel; 3-3 (2) publish brochures, books, and periodicals intended 3-4 for the general public that are promotional, informational, or 3-5 educational; and 3-6 (3) advertise the museum in any available media. 3-7 Sec. 445.006. TOURS; PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION. The museum 3-8 may provide parking for visitors and, in cooperation with other 3-9 public and private authorities, may participate in providing for 3-10 tour transportation of visitors between other historical and 3-11 cultural sites. 3-12 Sec. 445.007. PRIVATE EVENTS. (a) The museum may rent all 3-13 or part of the museum facility at various times for private events. 3-14 The museum may restrict public access to that part of the facility 3-15 rented for a private event. 3-16 (b) The museum may provide for the sale, gift, possession, 3-17 and consumption of alcoholic beverages at a private event held in 3-18 the facility. 3-19 Sec. 445.008. INSURANCE. The museum may purchase insurance 3-20 policies to insure the museum buildings and contents and other 3-21 personal property against any insurable risk, including insurance 3-22 covering historical artifacts, art, or other items on loan to the 3-23 museum. 3-24 Sec. 445.009. CONTRACTS. The museum may contract with 3-25 public or private entities to the extent necessary or convenient to 3-26 the operation of the museum's exhibits, programs, activities, and 3-27 facilities, including contracts for the acquisition by purchase or 4-1 loan of items for exhibition. 4-2 Sec. 445.010. PROGRAM AND FACILITY ACCESSIBILITY. The 4-3 museum shall comply with federal and state laws related to program 4-4 and facility accessibility. The museum shall prepare and maintain 4-5 a written plan that describes how a person who does not speak 4-6 English can be provided reasonable access to the museum's programs 4-7 and services. 4-8 Sec. 445.011. FUNDING. (a) To the extent possible, the 4-9 costs of operating the museum shall be paid from revenues generated 4-10 by the museum, but the legislature may appropriate funds for the 4-11 operation of the museum. 4-12 (b) The museum shall solicit and may accept gifts of money 4-13 or items from individuals and from public or private foundations 4-14 and organizations. 4-15 (c) The museum may set and collect fees in amounts necessary 4-16 to provide for the operation of the museum, including fees for: 4-17 (1) admission to exhibits, theaters, programs, and 4-18 activities; 4-19 (2) parking and transportation; and 4-20 (3) facility rental. 4-21 (d) The museum may sell at prices set by the museum items 4-22 manufactured or publications printed under contract with the 4-23 museum. 4-24 (e) All net revenue collected by the museum under this 4-25 chapter, including the net revenue from vending facilities under 4-26 Section 445.003, shall be credited to the Texas State History 4-27 Museum fund. 5-1 (f) The transactions, funds, and programs of the museum are 5-2 subject to audit by the state auditor in accordance with Chapter 5-3 321. 5-4 Sec. 445.012. MUSEUM FUND. (a) Money and securities 5-5 received by the museum shall be held in trust outside the treasury 5-6 by the comptroller in a special fund to be known as the Texas State 5-7 History Museum fund. The museum may spend money received by the 5-8 museum for any purpose connected with the museum. 5-9 (b) The comptroller shall manage and invest the fund on 5-10 behalf of the museum as directed or agreed to by the museum. 5-11 Interest, dividends, and other income of the fund shall be credited 5-12 to the fund. 5-13 (c) The museum shall prepare a detailed annual report on the 5-14 fund. That report must describe the status of the fund, list all 5-15 donations to the fund, including the name of each donor, and list 5-16 all disbursements from the fund, including the purpose of each 5-17 disbursement. 5-18 (d) The state auditor shall annually review the annual 5-19 report on the fund, and any information used in preparing the 5-20 report as the auditor determines necessary, and shall report any 5-21 findings or recommendations to the museum and the legislative audit 5-22 committee. 5-23 (e) The fund is not subject to Subchapter F, Chapter 404. A 5-24 provision of this chapter or other law that provides for the 5-25 deposit of money or another thing of value into the fund prevails 5-26 over Subchapter F, Chapter 404. 5-27 (f) Subtitle D, Title 10, does not apply to a purchase or 6-1 lease made with money from the fund. 6-2 Sec. 445.013. SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS. The museum may 6-3 establish and maintain one or more organizations of persons 6-4 interested in supporting the programs and activities of the museum. 6-5 Such an organization may be incorporated as a Texas nonprofit 6-6 corporation. 6-7 SECTION 2. The Texas State History Museum is dedicated to 6-8 former Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock in recognition of his 6-9 contribution to the people of the State of Texas through a life of 6-10 public service and in recognition of his vision in proposing and 6-11 securing funding for the museum. The State Preservation Board 6-12 shall install in a prominent place in the museum a plaque 6-13 commemorating the dedication of the museum to Bob Bullock. 6-14 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the 6-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 6-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 6-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 6-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 6-19 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 6-20 passage, and it is so enacted.