H.B. No. 2434
  relating to the supervision by the Texas Department of
  Transportation of money appropriated by the federal government for
  the construction and maintenance of rail facilities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 91.004(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  Subsection (b) does not apply to money appropriated or
               (1)  to a transit authority described by Chapter 451, a
  transportation authority described by Chapter 452 or 460, or a
  transit department described by Chapter 453; or
               (2)  for use by:
                     (A)  a port authority or navigation district
  created or operating under Section 52, Article III, or Section 59,
  Article XVI, Texas Constitution; or
                     (B)  a district created under:
                           (i)  Chapter 171;
                           (ii)  Chapter 623, Acts of the 67th
  Legislature, Regular Session, 1981 (Article 6550c, Vernon's Texas
  Civil Statutes);
                           (iii)  Article 6550c-1, Revised Statutes; or
                           (iv)  Article 6550c-3, Revised Statutes.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act to Section
  91.004(c), Transportation Code, applies only to money appropriated
  or allocated on or after the effective date of this Act. Money
  appropriated or allocated before the effective date of this Act is
  subject to the law in effect on that date, and that law is continued
  in effect for that purpose.
         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, 2009.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2434 was passed by the House on March
  31, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2434 was passed by the Senate on April
  30, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________