Amend CSHB 1 in Article VI of the bill, following the appropriations to the Texas Department of Agriculture (page VI-9), by adding the following appropriately numbered rider:
____. Contingent Increase of Number of Full-Time-Equivalents. Contingent on the receipt of a gift or grant to pay costs incurred by the department in performing its functions, the Texas Department of Agriculture may increase its number of full-time-equivalents to the extent that the grant or gift is allocated for salary costs. A full-time-equivalent authorized under this rider may not be counted against the number of full-time-equivalents allowed to the department under this Act. The department shall report any additional full-time-equivalent positions authorized under this rider to the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Legislative Budget Board, and the Governor before filling the position.