By Brown, et al.                                       S.B. No. 286
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                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-1                                   AN ACT
 1-2     relating to the allocation of certain sales tax revenue to the
 1-3     Parks and Wildlife Department.
 1-5           SECTION 1.  Section 151.801(c), Tax Code, is amended to read
 1-6     as follows:
 1-7           (c)  The proceeds from the collection of the taxes imposed by
 1-8     this chapter on the sale, storage, or use of sporting goods shall
 1-9     be [deposited as follows:]
1-10                 [(1)  For the period beginning September 1, 1993, and
1-11     ending August 31, 1995, an amount equal to 50 cents per 1,000
1-12     cigarettes shall be deposited to the credit of the general revenue
1-13     fund, state parks account, and an amount equal to 50 cents per
1-14     1,000 cigarettes shall be deposited to the credit of the general
1-15     revenue fund, Texas recreation and parks account, and the balance
1-16     shall be retained in the general revenue fund.]
1-17                 [(2)  Beginning September 1, 1995, the taxes collected
1-18     shall be] credited to the Parks and Wildlife Department and
1-19     deposited as specified in the Parks and Wildlife Code.  [The
1-20     comptroller shall not credit in excess of $32 million in sporting
1-21     goods tax revenue annually to the Parks and Wildlife Department.]
1-22           SECTION 2.  (a)  This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-23           (b)  The repeal of the requirement in Section 151.801(c)(2),
1-24     Tax Code, by this Act is effective for the state fiscal year
 2-1     beginning September 1, 1999, and subsequent fiscal years, and the
 2-2     $32 million limit does not apply to those years.
 2-3           SECTION 3.  The importance of this legislation and the
 2-4     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-5     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-6     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-7     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.