By Junell H.R. No. 1212 76R17671 GCH-D R E S O L U T I O N 1-1 BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State 1-2 of Texas, 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999, That House Rule 1-3 13, Section 9(a), be suspended in part as provided by House Rule 1-4 13, Section 9(f), to enable the conference committee appointed to 1-5 resolve the differences on Senate Bill No. 177, relating to 1-6 codification of certain provisions in the General Appropriations 1-7 Act that authorize, restrict, or prohibit expenditures by public 1-8 entities, to consider and take action on the following matter: 1-9 House Rule 13, Section 9(a)(4), is suspended to permit the 1-10 committee to add a new section to the bill to read as follows: 1-11 SECTION ____. Subchapter F, Chapter 2054, Government Code, 1-12 is amended by adding Section 2054.1185 to read as follows: 1-13 Sec. 2054.1185. DELAY OF TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE. (a) A 1-14 state agency may request permission from the Legislative Budget 1-15 Board and the budget division of the governor's office to delay 1-16 implementation of a technology initiative, including a major 1-17 information resources project as defined by Section 2054.118, if 1-18 the implementation would significantly interfere with the state 1-19 agency's ability to prepare adequately for the millennium date 1-20 change and its attendant problems. 1-21 (b) A request for permission for a delay must be submitted 1-22 in writing to the Legislative Budget Board and the budget division 1-23 of the governor's office. Those entities may require the 1-24 requesting state agency to provide any information the entities 2-1 consider necessary for the proper evaluation of the request and may 2-2 require the department or any other state agency to assist in 2-3 evaluating the request. 2-4 (c) If the Legislative Budget Board and the budget division 2-5 of the governor's office determine that a state agency has provided 2-6 sufficient evidence of a need for a delay in implementation of a 2-7 technology initiative, the agency shall be notified in writing of 2-8 the determination and shall be permitted to delay implementation 2-9 for the time specified by the Legislative Budget Board and the 2-10 budget division of the governor's office. 2-11 Explanation: This addition is necessary to ensure computer 2-12 compatibility with the millennium date change.