H.B. No. 3227
relating to the management of state agency vehicle fleets.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 2171.101(a), Government Code, is amended
to read as follows:
(a) The office of vehicle fleet management shall establish a
vehicle reporting system to assist each state agency in the
management of its vehicle fleet. A state agency shall be required
to submit the reports on a quarterly [
monthly] basis, not earlier
than the 45th day or later than the 60th day after the date on which
the quarter ends.
SECTION 2. Subchapter C, Chapter 2171, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 2171.105 to read as follows:
Sec. 2171.105. MANAGEMENT PLAN: INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER
EDUCATION. (a) In this section:
(1) "Institution of higher education" has the meaning
assigned by Section 61.003, Education Code.
(2) "Plan" means the management plan developed under
(b) For institutions of higher education, the plan applies
only to vehicles purchased by an institution of higher education
with appropriated money.
(c) On the request of a fleet manager appointed by an
institution of higher education, the office of vehicle fleet
management may grant a waiver from any limit on the number of
vehicles subject to the plan that the institution may own.
(d) Any minimum use criteria developed in the plan do not
apply to an institution of higher education.
SECTION 3. 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, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3227 was passed by the House on April
29, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 142, Nays 0, 2 present, not
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 3227 was passed by the Senate on May
17, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate