1-1     By:  Harris                                            S.B. No. 481
 1-2           (In the Senate - Filed February 11, 1999; February 15, 1999,
 1-3     read first time and referred to Committee on Education;
 1-4     April 6, 1999, reported adversely, with favorable Committee
 1-5     Substitute by the following vote:  Yeas 8, Nays 0; April 6, 1999,
 1-6     sent to printer.)
 1-7     COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 481                By:  Zaffirini
 1-8                            A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 1-9                                   AN ACT
1-10     relating to the purchase of library materials by certain
1-11     institutions of higher education with constitutional funds.
1-13           SECTION 1.  Subsection (a), Section 62.021, Education Code,
1-14     is amended to read as follows:
1-15           (a)  Each fiscal year, an eligible institution is entitled to
1-16     receive an amount allocated in accordance with this section from
1-17     funds appropriated by Article VII, Section 17(a), of the
1-18     Constitution of Texas.  The comptroller of public accounts shall
1-19     distribute funds allocated under this subsection only on
1-20     presentation of a claim and issuance of a warrant in accordance
1-21     with Section 403.071, Government Code.  The comptroller may not
1-22     issue a warrant from any funds allocated under this subsection
1-23     before the delivery of goods or services described in Section 17,
1-24     Article VII, Texas Constitution, except for the payment of
1-25     principal or interest on bonds or notes or the purchase of books
1-26     and other published library materials as provided by Section
1-27     2155.386, Government Code.  The allocation of funds under this
1-28     subsection is made in accordance with an equitable formula
1-29     consisting of the following elements:  space deficit, facilities
1-30     condition, institutional complexity, separate allocations for
1-31     medical units and the Texas State Technical College System, and an
1-32     additional allocation for Texas Southern University for compliance
1-33     with the Texas Desegregation Plan.  The amounts allocated by the
1-34     formula are as follows:
1-35     $ 5,572,558    Texas A&M University--Commerce [East Texas State
1-36                    University] including Texas A&M
1-37                    University--Texarkana [East Texas State University
1-38                    at Texarkana];
1-39     $ 9,468,548    Lamar University including Lamar University at
1-40                    Orange and Lamar University at Port Arthur;
1-41     $ 2,862,203    Midwestern State University;
1-42     $20,217,740    University of North Texas;
1-43     $10,174,500    The University of Texas--Pan American and The
1-44                    University of Texas at Brownsville;
1-45     $ 6,468,273    Stephen F. Austin State University;
1-46     $ 3,640,000    University of North Texas Health Science Center at
1-47                    Fort Worth;
1-48     $23,181,556    Texas State University System Administration and the
1-49                    following component institutions: Angelo State
1-50                    University; Sam Houston State University; Southwest
1-51                    Texas State University; Sul Ross State University
1-52                    including Rio Grande College [Uvalde Center];
1-53     $ 8,199,288    Texas Southern University (includes allocation of
1-54                    $1,000,000 for compliance with Texas Desegregation
1-55                    Plan);
1-56     $16,887,085    Texas Tech University;
1-57     $ 7,735,000    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center;
1-58     $ 6,849,160    Texas Woman's University;
1-59     $37,726,969    University of Houston System Administration and the
1-60                    following component institutions: University of
1-61                    Houston; University of Houston--Victoria; University
1-62                    of Houston--Clear Lake; University of
1-63                    Houston--Downtown;
1-64     $12,167,120    Texas A&M University--Corpus Christi; Texas A&M
 2-1                    International University; Texas A&M
 2-2                    University--Kingsville; West Texas A&M University;
 2-3                    and
 2-4     $ 3,850,000    Texas State Technical College System Administration
 2-5                    and the following component campuses, but not its
 2-6                    extension centers or programs:  Texas State
 2-7                    Technical College-Amarillo; Texas State Technical
 2-8                    College-Harlingen; Texas State Technical
 2-9                    College-Sweetwater; Texas State Technical
2-10                    College--Waco.
2-11           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
2-12     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-13     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-14     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-15     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-16     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-17     passage, and it is so enacted.
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