By Madla S.B. No. 929 76R3834 JRD-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the application of the Professional Services 1-3 Procurement Act to a governmental entity created to oversee the 1-4 redevelopment of a military base. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 2254, Government Code, is 1-7 amended by adding Section 2254.006 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 2254.006. EXCEPTION: GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY REDEVELOPING 1-9 MILITARY BASE. (a) This subchapter does not apply to the 1-10 acquisition of professional services by a governmental entity that 1-11 is created to oversee the redevelopment of a federal military base 1-12 in this state that is closed or that is scheduled for closure, if 1-13 the professional services to be acquired are within the scope of 1-14 the practice, as defined by state law, of accounting, architecture, 1-15 land surveying, professional engineering, or real estate appraising 1-16 or will be provided in connection with the professional employment 1-17 or practice of a person who is licensed as a certified public 1-18 accountant, an architect, a land surveyor, a professional engineer, 1-19 or a state certified or state licensed real estate appraiser. 1-20 Notwithstanding other law, those professional services must be 1-21 acquired through competitive bidding or competitive sealed 1-22 proposals under the general procurement laws applicable to the 1-23 governmental entity. 1-24 (b) A provision in a state statute or a state agency rule 2-1 relating to the licensing, certification, registration, or 2-2 regulation of certified public accountants, architects, land 2-3 surveyors, professional engineers, or state certified or state 2-4 licensed real estate appraisers that prohibits or discourages 2-5 competitive bidding or competitive sealed proposals does not apply 2-6 and may not be given effect or enforced in any manner in relation 2-7 to the provision of professional services to a governmental entity 2-8 to which this section applies. 2-9 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-10 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-11 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-12 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-13 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-14 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-15 passage, and it is so enacted.