HBA-DMH H.B. 3088 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3088 By: Turner, Sylvester Appropriations 7/19/2001 Enrolled BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The 72nd Legislature enacted provisions relating to the consolidation of funds in existence before August 31, 1993. These provisions provided for the abolishment of dedications in existence prior to August 31, 1995, unless otherwise expressly exempted. House Bill 3088 provides regulations for the creation and recreation of funds and accounts in the state treasury, the dedication and rededication of revenue, and the exemption of unappropriated money from use for general governmental purposes. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Bill 3088 provides that all funds and accounts created or recreated in the state treasury by an Act of the 77th Legislature, that becomes law, and all dedications or rededications of revenue in the state treasury or otherwise collected by a state agency for a particular purpose by an Act of the 77th Legislature that becomes law, are abolished on the later of August 27, 2001, or the date the Act creating or recreating the fund or account or dedicating or rededicating revenue takes effect. The bill sets forth statutory dedications, funds, accounts, and increases in fees or other revenue that are exempt from being abolished and specifies the accounts and funds in the state treasury and the revenue deposited to the credit of the accounts and funds that are exempt from being abolished. The bill amends the Government Code to extend by two years provisions regarding the use of dedicated revenue. The bill provides that the Act prevails over any other Act of the 77th Legislature, regardless of the relative dates of enactment, that purports to create or recreate a special fund or account in the state treasury or to dedicate or rededicate revenue to a particular purpose, including other specified funds, accounts, or revenue dedications that were abolished. The bill requires revenues that, under the terms of another Act of the 77th Legislature, would be deposited to the credit of a special account or fund to be deposited to the credit of the unobligated portion of the general revenue fund, unless the fund, account, or dedication is exempted under the Act. EFFECTIVE DATE August 27, 2001.