By Shapleigh S.B. No. 1386 76R2155 JJT-D A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to a review and study of the effects of formulas for state 1-3 funding on programs and institutions in the national border area. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. The comptroller of public accounts shall: 1-6 (1) review the formulas used to determine state 1-7 funding of programs and institutions in counties that share a 1-8 border with the United Mexican States; 1-9 (2) study how state funding of programs and 1-10 institutions in those counties under the formulas, as compared to 1-11 state funding of programs and institutions in other areas of the 1-12 state: 1-13 (A) affects economic development efforts in 1-14 those counties; 1-15 (B) assists or hinders those counties and the 1-16 residents and businesses in those counties in sustaining the 1-17 financial burdens that result from trade agreements between the 1-18 United States and the United Mexican States; 1-19 (C) affects educational opportunities in those 1-20 counties; 1-21 (D) affects the state of public health in those 1-22 counties; and 1-23 (E) affects the mission or purpose of each 1-24 state-funded program or institution; and 2-1 (3) before September 1, 2000, report the results of 2-2 the study required by this section to the governor, the lieutenant 2-3 governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and the 2-4 commissioners court of each county that shares a border with the 2-5 United Mexican States. 2-6 SECTION 2. The importance of this legislation and the 2-7 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-8 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-9 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-10 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-11 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-12 passage, and it is so enacted.