Amend CSHB 500 (house committee printing) by striking SECTION 15 of the bill (page 9, line 6) and substituting the following appropriately numbered SECTION:
SECTION ____.  (a) Subject to Subsection (b) of this section, this Act takes effect January 1, 2014.
(b)  This Act takes effect only if the comptroller of public accounts certifies in accordance with Section 49a(b), Article III, Texas Constitution, that the amounts of money proposed for appropriation by SB 1, Acts of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, as enacted by that legislature, are within the amounts estimated to be available in the funds from which the proposed appropriations would be made. If the comptroller does not make that certification, this Act has no effect.