78R3251 SMJ-D

By:  Naishtat, Pena                                               H.B. No. 1321

relating to the application of certain marketing and contracting restrictions to treatment facilities funded by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 164.004, Health and Safety Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 164.004. EXEMPTIONS. This chapter does not apply to: (1) a treatment facility: (A) operated by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, a federal agency, or a political subdivision; or (B) funded by the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; (2) a community center established under Subchapter A, Chapter 534, or a facility operated by a community center; or (3) a facility owned and operated by a nonprofit or not-for-profit organization offering counseling concerning family violence, help for runaway children, or rape. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2003.