By: Gallegos S.B. No. 1575 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to contracts with the Texas Department of Transportation 1-3 for the removal of certain property from a state highway. 1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-5 SECTION 1. Subchapter B, Chapter 472, Transportation Code, 1-6 is amended by adding Section 472.015 to read as follows: 1-7 Sec. 472.015. CONTRACTS FOR THE REMOVAL OF PROPERTY. In 1-8 contracting with a private business for the removal of personal 1-9 property from the right-of-way or roadway of the state highway 1-10 system, the department may: 1-11 (1) use a purchasing method described in Chapter 2156, 1-12 Government Code; 1-13 (2) include the removal work in a contract entered 1-14 into under Chapter 223; or 1-15 (3) select a business based on an evaluation of the 1-16 experience of the business and the quality of the business's 1-17 equipment and services. 1-18 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives 1-19 a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as 1-20 provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this 1-21 Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this 1-22 Act takes effect September 1, 2001.