By Ogden S.B. No. 416 77R3464 JD-F A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation 1-3 in connection with the mitigation of an adverse environmental 1-4 impact resulting from a state highway improvement project. 1-5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-6 SECTION 1. Subchapter H, Chapter 201, Transportation Code, is 1-7 amended by adding Section 201.6061 to read as follows: 1-8 Sec. 201.6061. PAYMENT OF FEE TO PUBLIC AGENCY IN CONNECTION 1-9 WITH MITIGATION OF CERTAIN ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS. If 1-10 authorized by the applicable regulatory authority, the department 1-11 may pay a fee to an appropriate public agency in lieu of acquiring 1-12 or agreeing to manage property for the mitigation of an adverse 1-13 environmental impact that is a direct result of a state highway 1-14 improvement project. 1-15 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 1-16 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 1-17 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 1-18 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 1-19 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.