By:  Shapleigh                                        S.B. No. 1386
                                A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
                                       AN ACT
 1-1     relating to a review and study of the effects of formulas for state
 1-2     funding on programs and institutions in the national border area.
 1-4           SECTION 1.  The comptroller of public accounts shall:
 1-5                 (1)  review the formulas used to determine state
 1-6     funding of programs and institutions in counties that share a
 1-7     border with the United Mexican States;
 1-8                 (2)  study how state funding of programs and
 1-9     institutions in those counties under the formulas, as compared to
1-10     state funding of programs and institutions in other areas of the
1-11     state:
1-12                       (A)  affects economic development efforts in
1-13     those counties;
1-14                       (B)  assists or hinders those counties and the
1-15     residents and businesses in those counties in sustaining the
1-16     financial burdens that result from trade agreements between the
1-17     United States and the United Mexican States;
1-18                       (C)  affects educational opportunities in those
1-19     counties;
1-20                       (D)  affects the state of public health in those
1-21     counties; and
1-22                       (E)  affects the mission or purpose of each
1-23     state-funded program or institution; and
1-24                 (3)  before September 1, 2000, report the results of
 2-1     the study required by this section to the governor, the lieutenant
 2-2     governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the
 2-3     commissioners court of each county that shares a border with the
 2-4     United Mexican States.
 2-5           SECTION 2.  The importance of this legislation and the
 2-6     crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
 2-7     emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
 2-8     constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
 2-9     days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended,
2-10     and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
2-11     passage, and it is so enacted.