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BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

C.S.S.B. 59

By: Nelson

Government Efficiency & Reform

Committee Report (Substituted)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

Interested parties assert that limited state resources should be committed to state priorities rather than to reporting requirements that are redundant or no longer serve their intended purposes.  These parties suggest that agency reporting requirements could be streamlined by repealing obsolete reports, reducing the frequency of some reports, and redirecting some reports to relevant recipients.  C.S.S.B. 59 seeks to implement these changes.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Section 531.0055, Government Code, as amended by Chapter 198 (H.B. 2292), Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, expressly grants to the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission all rulemaking authority for the operation of and provision of services by the health and human services agencies.  Similarly, Sections 1.16-1.29, Chapter 198 (H.B. 2292), Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, provide for the transfer of a power, duty, function, program, or activity from a health and human services agency abolished by that act to the corresponding legacy agency. To the extent practical, this bill analysis is written to reflect any transfer of rulemaking authority and to update references as necessary to an agency's authority with respect to a particular health and human services program. 

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Agriculture Code to revise statutory provisions relating to the joint preparation and submission of an annual report by the Department of Agriculture (TDA) and the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) relating to the special nutrition program established to distribute to certain participants of the WIC program food coupons redeemable only at certain farmers' markets by making the report biennial and by removing the provision requiring DSHS to jointly prepare and submit the report.  The bill changes from not later than the 30th day before the first day of each regular session of the legislature to not later than December 1 before the first day of each regular session the deadline by which the TDA is required to submit to the governor a full report of transactions relating to citrus marketing agreements and licenses during the preceding biennium. The bill changes from semiannual to annual the preparation and delivery of a report by the State Soil and Water Conservation Board relating to the status of the budget areas of responsibility assigned to the board.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Code of Criminal Procedure to remove the state auditor as a recipient of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) report regarding the implementation of recommendations based on an examination of the records and operations of the criminal justice information system.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Education Code to change from annual to biennial the preparation and delivery of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) comprehensive report covering the preceding two school years and containing the evaluation of public education achievements. The bill requires TEA to submit as part of the comprehensive biennial report a regional and district level report covering the preceding two school years and removes the specified recipients of that report. The bill includes certain reports among the reports exempted from a provision making ineffective on or after September 1, 2013, a rule or policy of a state agency that is in effect on June 1, 2011, that requires reporting by a university system or an institution of higher education and makes the exemption inapplicable to a request for information by the state auditor.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires the Educational Economic Policy Committee to report to the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) not later than December 1 of each year instead of at least once a year, and also sets that deadline for reporting to the governor, the State Board of Education (SBOE), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the legislature instead of before the convening of each regular session. The bill removes the state auditor as a recipient of an annual audit of a direct-support organization established by the Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Board and a report including certain financial information submitted by the tuition board. The bill requires the tuition board to maintain certain financial information for the purpose of inclusion in the report.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 includes the speaker of the house of representatives among the recipients of the current long-range plan developed and submitted by the coordinating board and removes the state auditor from the recipients of information filed by the commissioner of higher education listing and certifying public junior colleges in Texas. The bill clarifies the Crime Victims' Institute requirement to prepare and submit a complete annual financial report regarding the agency's use of appropriated money during the preceding fiscal year and removes specified recipients. The bill requires the Border Health Institute to develop a long-term strategic plan that includes a statement of the institute's goals and objectives relating to health care services, education, and research, and removes specified recipients of that plan.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Family Code to change from before each regular session of the legislature to not later than December 1 of each year the deadline for publishing the attorney general's report that summarizes reports from volunteer advocate programs, analyzes the effectiveness of contracts made for child welfare services, and provides information related to those services.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Government Code to clarify that the State Bar of Texas and the Board of Law Examiners must file annually with the supreme court, the governor, and the presiding officer of each house of the legislature a complete annual financial report regarding the agency's use of appropriated money during the preceding fiscal year. The bill requires the LBB to make a performance report to the governor and the legislature, rather than only the legislature, as soon as practicable after completion of the audit or evaluation reviewing the programs and operations of each state entity, rather than on the third Tuesday of each January in which the legislature meets in regular session.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 includes the Texas State Library and Archives Commission among the entities to which the governing body of a state agency is required to deliver a certified copy of the minutes, and any changes or corrections to the minutes, of any meeting of the governing body. The bill removes the state auditor from the entities to which a state agency is required annually to report payables and binding encumbrances for all appropriation years and from the entities to which the comptroller of public accounts is required to distribute a written report regarding the tobacco settlement permanent trust account.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 removes the requirement that DPS submit updates of short-range and long-range plans regarding trade relations with Mexico to the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each other member of the legislature on or before December 1 of each even-numbered year. The bill requires the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to report to the governor and to the legislature on the commission's activities not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year, rather than annually and at each regular session. The bill requires the attorney general to publish a report on the Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Service not later than December 10 of each year, rather than not later than December 10 of each even-numbered year.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 removes the LBB from the entities to whom the adjutant general is required to submit a report evaluating the military use of any real property under the management and control of the adjutant general. The bill removes from the required content of the adjutant general's annual report to the governor and legislature regarding the state militia a statement accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the adjutant general's department during the preceding fiscal year that meets the reporting requirements applicable to financial reporting provided in the General Appropriations Act.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 changes from quarterly to annual the basis on which the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is required to provide a report to the secretary of state detailing any projects funded by HHSC that provide assistance to colonias and authorizes the secretary of state to prescribe the date on which the report is due. The bill requires HHSC to electronically publish on the commission's Internet website, rather than prepare and deliver, a biennial report and to notify, on or before the date the report is due, the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, the comptroller, the LBB, and the appropriate legislative committees that the report is available on the website.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires HHSC to file with the legislature a report regarding the use of the child-care and education services Internet site not later than December 1 of each year, rather than not later than the last day of the month following each calendar quarter. The bill authorizes the report to be made in conjunction with any other report HHSC is required to submit to the legislature. The bill changes from semiannual to annual the report concerning integrity activities under the state Medicaid program jointly prepared and submitted by HHSC and the office of the attorney general and removes the comptroller as a recipient of the report. The bill changes from semiannual to annual the HHSC report on the results of computerized matching of certain commission information.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 removes the comptroller from the recipients to whom the director of the Texas Forest Service of the Texas A&M University System is required to submit an annual written report on the activity, status, and effectiveness of the volunteer fire department assistance fund. The bill requires a state agency to maintain, rather than file with the state auditor, a written statement covering the policies and procedures for an excepted extension of leave and to provide a copy of the statement to the state auditor on request. The bill requires the Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) to report regarding the child-care program for state employees to the legislature not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, rather than each legislative session.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 changes from quarterly to annual the report listing the grants for which a state agency has applied that each federal funds coordinator is required to send to the grant writing team established by the director of the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy. The bill exempts an institution of higher education from the requirement to file an annual report with the grant writing team concerning the agency's efforts in acquiring available discretionary federal funds during the preceding state fiscal year.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires the State Pension Review Board to provide to the LBB a copy of any actuarial impact statement required of the pension review board. The bill removes the state auditor from the recipients of certain financial reports published by the board of trustees of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and from information naming any general academic teaching institution and any medical and dental unit delinquent in the reimbursement of contributions to TRS for the preceding fiscal year and the amount by which the institution or unit is delinquent. The bill removes the requirement that a state agency notify the state auditor's office if the agency makes a substantive change to a planned procurement schedule for commodity items.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires the Department of Information Resources (DIR) and the Information Technology Council for Higher Education to review all plans and reports required of institutions of higher education regarding information resources and to complete the review not later than March 1, 2014. The bill exempts an institution of higher education, after September 1, 2014, from preparing or submitting such a plan or report generally required of a state agency except to the extent expressly provided by a rule adopted by DIR on or after September 1, 2013.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 authorizes the LBB or the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy, if a state agency does not file a copy of each periodic audit with certain entities, to take appropriate action to compel the filing of the report. The bill clarifies that the report about improvements and repairs to state buildings, grounds, and property submitted by the TFC to the governor biennially on December 1 is submitted not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year. The bill revises the content the TFC must include in the commission's master facilities plan.


C.S.S.B. 59 requires each state agency to develop a plan for conserving energy that includes a percentage goal for reducing the agency's use of electricity, gasoline, and natural gas, and sets out requirements for a quarterly report filed by each state agency. The bill requires each state agency except TxDOT, rather than except the LBB, to send the agency's travel logs relating to the use of state-operated aircraft to TxDOT on an annual basis, unless the agency did not operate an aircraft during the period covered by the travel log.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 removes from the required contents of the low income housing plan prepared and submitted by the executive director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs any housing-related information that the state is required to include in the one-year action plan of the consolidated plan submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The bill removes the LBB as a recipient of an annual report of the financial activity of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation and of a copy of the audit the corporation is required to receive each fiscal year.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Health and Safety Code to authorize the required report by each state agency affected by the Texas Diabetes Council's state plan for diabetes treatment, education, and training regarding implementation of that plan to be published electronically on a state agency's Internet website. The bill requires a state agency that electronically publishes the report to notify each agency entitled to receive a copy of the report that the report is available on the agency's Internet website on or before the date the report is due.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 authorizes an institution of higher education that is required to develop a source reduction and waste minimization plan for more than one facility to develop and submit one plan that covers all of the facilities and to submit one annual report and one source reduction and waste minimization report that covers all of the facilities.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 authorizes the financial and compliance audit submitted by a local mental health and mental retardation authority to be published electronically on an authority's Internet website and authorizes the findings identified during the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation's review of the audit to be published electronically on the department's website. The bill requires the department and an authority that electronically publishes findings or an audit, as applicable, to notify the appropriate entity that the audit is available on the website on or before the date the audit is due.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Human Resources Code to change from semiannual to annual the frequency with which various health and human services agency reports are submitted and to remove HHSC as a recipient of those reports. The bill authorizes a report summarizing reports from family violence centers that are under contract with a health and human services agency and analyzing the effectiveness of certain authorized contracts to be published electronically on the agency's Internet website. The bill requires the applicable health and human services agency to notify each agency entitled to receive a copy of the report that the report is available on the website on or before the date the report is due.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 changes from annual to biennial the submission of the report by the agencies represented on the Texas Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders to the council regarding provided services and specifies that the council is required to prepare and deliver this report to certain recipients not later than November 1 of each even-numbered year. The bill requires the Texas Council on Purchasing from People with Disabilities to file with the governor and the presiding officer of each house of the legislature a copy of a complete annual financial report regarding the agency's use of appropriated money during the preceding fiscal year. The bill removes the LBB from the recipients of a written explanation of each disagreement or deviation of a state agency or medical school with the resource allocation plan.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Insurance Code to remove from the required content of the annual report filed by the Texas Department of Insurance content giving an accounting of all funds received and disbursed by the department during the preceding fiscal year.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Labor Code to clarify that the written report required to be made by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to the governor and legislature is on the commission's activities. The bill removes from the required content of the report compiled by TWC containing equal employment opportunity information reported to the TWC by a state agency the total number of disabled employees of the agency. The bill changes from not later than the fifth day of each regular legislative session to not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year the date by which the results of an analysis of the information reported to the TWC civil rights division is required to be reported to the legislature and adds the LBB and the governor to the list of recipients of those results. The bill removes the state auditor as a recipient of certain information relating to reimbursement from funds held outside the treasury for certain workers' compensation payments made out of the general revenue fund. 

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Natural Resources Code to change the name of the Oil-Field Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee to the Oil and Gas Regulation and Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee. The bill changes from during the first 30 days of each regular legislative session to not later than January 1 of each odd-numbered year the date by which the Commissioner of the General Land Office is required to report on the status of the exploration, development, and production of geothermal energy and clarifies that the commissioner reports to the legislature. The bill changes from semiannually to annually the filing frequency of certain reports relating to loan performance by the Veterans' Land Board with the Bond Review Board.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Occupations Code to change from annual to biennial the filing of the written description of the activities of the Texas Funeral Service Commission during the two preceding fiscal years.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Transportation Code to remove the requirement that TxDOT submit updated short-range and long-range plans regarding trade relations with Mexico to the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each other member of the legislature on or before December 1 of each even-numbered year. The bill removes the requirement that TxDOT provide to the governor and the legislature certain information relating to statistical information derived from traffic reports regarding certain highway accidents and highway and bridge safety. The bill includes the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning, and Policy as a recipient of the TxDOT report on cash balances in project subaccounts and expenditures made with money in those subaccounts.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires a report prepared and issued by the Texas Transportation Commission relating to certain public transportation providers to detail the performance of the transportation providers during the preceding state fiscal year and to include, as to each transportation provider, monthly data on industry utilized standards that best reflect ridership, mileage, revenue by source, and service effectiveness.  The bill changes from at least once each state fiscal year to not later than January 1 of each year the date by which the commission is required to prepare and issue this report and clarifies that the report is issued to the legislature.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends the Utilities Code, in a provision requiring the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) to complete a detailed report accounting for all funds received and disbursed during the preceding fiscal year, and further requiring the PUC to make certain suggestions relating to utility regulation and the PUC's statutory authority in the annual report issued in the year preceding the convening of a legislative session, to do the following:

·         change the annual report to a biennial report

·         remove the provision requiring the PUC to include the accounting of funds in the report

·         set the deadline for the preparation of the report at not later than December 1 of each year preceding the convening of each regular session of the legislature.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends Section 51(c), Chapter 1406 (S.B. 758), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, to remove a Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) requirement to prepare a progress report detailing DFPS's activities in implementing certain recommendations.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends Section 1(c), Chapter 413 (H.B. 1966), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, to add a temporary provision, set to expire January 1, 2015, to change a one-time report submitted by the Health and Human Services Commission regarding the e-prescribing implementation plan to an annual report and to require the report to include the total expenditures associated with and cost savings realized from the plan to date, in addition to the information required by the one-time report.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 amends Section 34, Chapter 1409 (H.B. 4586), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, to exempt an agency or institution that has spent all the money received under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and completed all projects related to that act from having to submit reports related to the agency's receipt of that money to the LBB.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 requires the governing body of each municipality with a population of more than 50,000 and each county in which there are more than 50 operating traffic-control signals to prepare and submit, not later than September 1, 2014,  a report to the legislature and to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute on the status of the municipality's or county's current traffic-control signal system and primary arterial street operation. The bill sets out the required contents of the report.

 

C.S.S.B. 59 repeals provisions requiring the following:

·         the executive director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to submit a biennial report to the legislature in regard to the status of each school district's group health insurance coverage program

·         the State Center for Early Childhood Development and any other entity that implements a demonstration project to provide a report to the legislature and to the state agency or agencies with regulatory jurisdiction over the subject matter involved in the project

·         the governing board of any subject institution that receives a conditional gift from a foreign person or an agent or representative of a foreign person to file with the secretary of state a disclosure statement in accordance with federal law

·         the tuition board to make a report relating to specified financial matters available to purchasers of prepaid tuition contracts

·         the commissioner of education and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to submit a biennial report to specified recipients describing progress in implementing the college readiness and success strategic action plan

·         The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to biennially report to the Legislative Budget Board all eligible gifts, grants, and donations paid to the fund from private sources during the biennium

·         a public junior college or public technical institute receiving money from the high priority program fund to report on the progress of the program

·         the higher education coordinating board to evaluate the effectiveness of the high priority program fund

·         the Criminal Justice Policy Council to analyze trends related to juvenile referrals and the impact of reforms on recidivism rates

·         the Department of Family and Protective Services to record each instance in which a placement under the relative and other designated caregiver placement program is not able to be made solely because the relative or designated caregiver cannot afford to care for the child

·         the Office of Court Administration and the presiding judges of the administrative judicial regions to file a report with the Legislative Budget Board at the end of each fiscal year showing disbursements from the account and the purpose for each disbursement

·         the Office of Court Administration to file a report with the Legislative Budget Board at the end of each fiscal year showing disbursement from the district court support account and the purpose for each disbursement

·         an open-enrollment charter school to be entitled to obtain from the Department of Public Safety criminal history record information that relates to certain persons

·         the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to submit a facilities expansion and improvement report to the governor and the Legislative Budget Board not less than once every 60 days

·         the Health and Human Services Commission to provide a monthly statistical report to specified recipients relating to the processing of applications for health and human services programs submitted electronically in regard to a pilot project

·         each health and human services agency to report to the legislature the number of community-based service placements and residential-care placements the agency makes

·         the Health and Human Services Commission to study the costs and benefits of the prior authorization process for certain prescription drugs and methods to improve efficiency

·         the Health and Human Services Commission to conduct a study to determine the appropriateness and safety of providing antipsychotic or neuroleptic medication through the Medicaid vendor drug program to children younger than 16 years of age

·         the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to annually file with the Legislative Budget Board a report showing specified investments

·         the Teacher Retirement System of Texas to submit to specified recipients an annual statistical analysis based on information compiled under statutory provisions relating to a withdrawal of contributions

·         a state agency to include in certain information in a complete annual financial report regarding the agency's use of appropriated money during the preceding fiscal year

·         the Texas Facilities Commission to send certain reports regarding contracts awarded to historically underutilized businesses

·         the Texas Facilities Commission to submit a report to the legislature and the Legislative Budget Board describing the effectiveness of a program relating to commercial uses for state-owned parking lots and garages located in Austin

·         the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation to report to the Legislative Budget Board all transfers of funds, personnel, or in-kind contributions from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

·         the commissioner of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services or the commissioner's designee to prepare and maintain a written policy statement to assure implementation of a program of equal employment opportunity

·         the Texas Juvenile Justice Department to file an annual report with specified recipients accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the department during the preceding fiscal year

·         the board of trustees of the Texas cooperative to submit a semiannual report to specified recipients regarding any cost savings achieved in the group program through implementation of a statutory prior authorization requirement

·         the Texas Workforce Commission to send to specified recipients a copy of each statement of amounts due from a branch, department, or other instrumentality of this state that reimburses the commission with funds that are held outside the state treasury

·         the Texas Transportation Commission to biennially submit a report of the commission's work to the governor and the legislature

·         The Texas Department of Transportation to report to the legislature on the ability of the state highway system to allow for the projected volume of highway traffic resulting from international trade over the five-year period following the date of the report

·         the Texas Department of Transportation to notify each member of the legislature, on request of the member, regarding certain information about a project which may affect the member

·         the Texas Water Development Board to file an annual report to specified recipients accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the board during the preceding year

·         the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to report annually on the Edwards Aquifer Program expenses and allocation of fees

·         the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to deliver to specified recipients a report evaluating the success of its implementation of the water quality protection permitting and enforcement programs

·         the fire fighter's pension commissioner to file annually with specified recipients a complete and detailed written report accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the commissioner during the preceding fiscal year

·         the Health and Human Services Commission to submit a final report to specified recipients regarding the e-prescribing implementation plan

·         the Legislative Budget Board to prepare an annual criminal justice policy impact statement for certain gang-related and other specified criminal offenses

 

C.S.S.B. 59 repeals the following provisions:

·         Sections 22.004(e); 29.160(e) and (f); Subchapter L, Chapter 51; 54.777(b) and (c); 61.0761(d); 74.004(d); 152.005; and 152.006, Education Code

·         Sections 59.012 and 264.759, Family Code

·         Sections 21.007(d); 21.008(e); 411.0097(c), as added by Chapter 556 (H.B. 1239), Acts of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005; 499.028; 531.02415(e); 531.042(d); 531.073(i); 531.0731; 825.510; 825.518; 2155.448(c); 2161.121(d) and (e); 2165.2035(e); and 2306.560(d), Government Code

·         Sections 101.0061(f) and 221.012(b), Human Resources Code

·         Section 1575.170(c), Insurance Code

·         Section 205.019(b), Labor Code

·         Sections 201.103(c); 201.608(c); and 222.103(e), Transportation Code

·         Sections 6.156(b); 26.051; and 26.561, Water Code

·         Section 21A(g), Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act (Article 6243e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes)

·         Section 1(d), Chapter 413 (H.B. 1966), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009

·         Section 46, Chapter 1130 (H.B. 2086), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

September 1, 2013.

 

COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND SUBSTITUTE

 

While C.S.S.B. 59 may differ from the engrossed version in minor or nonsubstantive ways, the following comparison is organized and highlighted in a manner that indicates the substantial differences between the engrossed and committee substitute versions of the bill.

 

SENATE ENGROSSED

HOUSE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

SECTION 1.  Section 15.006, Agriculture Code, is amended.

 

 

SECTION 1. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 2.  Subsection (e), Section 102.167, Agriculture Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 2. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 3.  Section 201.028, Agriculture Code, is amended.

 

 

SECTION 3. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 4.  Article 59.11, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended.

 

SECTION 4. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 5.  Subsection (j), Article 60.02, Code of Criminal Procedure, is amended.

 

SECTION 5. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 6.  Subsection (a), Section 32.157, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 6. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 7.  Subsection (e), Section 39.027, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 7. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 8.  The heading to Section 39.332, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 8. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 9.  Subsection (a), Section 39.332, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 9. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 10.  Section 39.333, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 10. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 11.  Section 51.406, Education Code, is amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read as follows:

(c)  A rule or policy of a state agency, including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in effect on June 1, 2011, that requires reporting by a university system or an institution of higher education has no effect on or after September 1, 2013, unless the rule or policy is affirmatively and formally readopted before that date by formal administrative rule published in the Texas Register and adopted in compliance with Chapter 2001, Government Code.  This subsection does not apply to:

(1)  a rule or policy for which the authorizing statute is listed in Subsection (b);

(2)  a rule or policy for which the authorizing statute is repealed on or before September 1, 2013, by legislation enacted by the legislature that becomes law; or

(3)  a report required under any of the following provisions [laws]:

(A)  Article 59.06(g)(1), Code of Criminal Procedure;

(B)  Section 51.005;

(C)  Section 51.0051;

(D) [(B)]  Section 51.3062;

(E) [(C)]  Section 51.402;

(F) [(D)]  Section 56.039;

(G) [(E)]  Section 61.051(k);

(H) [(F)]  Section 61.059;

(I)  [or

[(G)]  Section 62.095(b);

(J)  Section 62.098;

(K)  Section 411.187(b), Government Code;

(L)  Subchapter C, Chapter 606, Government Code;

(M)  Subchapter E, Chapter 815, Government Code; or

(N)  Chapter 1551, Insurance Code.

(d)  This section does not apply to a request for information by the state auditor.

 

SECTION 11.  Subsection (g), Section 51.752, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 12. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 12.  Subsection (j), Section 54.633, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 13. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 13.  Subsections (a) and (c), Section 54.642, Education Code, are amended.

 

SECTION 14. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 14.  The heading to Section 54.777, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 15. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 15.  Subsection (a), Section 54.777, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 16. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 16.  Subsection (i), Section 61.051, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 17. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 17.  Section 61.063, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 18. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 18.  Subsection (e), Section 96.652, Education Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 19. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 20.  Section 151.008, Education Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 151.008.  STRATEGIC PLAN [BIENNIAL REPORTING].  The [(a)  Not later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, each member of the] institute shall develop [provide] a long-term strategic plan that includes [for that member to:

[(1)  each member of the governing board of the institute;

[(2)  each member of the legislature whose district includes any portion of a county where the Border Health Institute is established or operating; and

[(3)  the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

[(b)  The long-term strategic plan for each member must include] a statement of the institute's [member's] goals and objectives for:

(1)  providing health care services to persons living in the border region;

(2)  providing health care education to persons living in the border region; and

(3)  conducting research into issues affecting public health in the border region, including research related to:

(A)  diabetes;

(B)  health issues of particular concern to persons of Hispanic descent;

(C)  infectious diseases;

(D)  emerging infections;

(E)  trauma care;

(F)  environmental health; and

(G)  children's health.

 

SECTION 19.  Subsection (a), Section 264.608, Family Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 21. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 20.  Subsection (b), Section 81.023, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 22. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 21.  Subsection (b), Section 82.035, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 23. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 22.  Section 322.011, Government Code, is amended by amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (h) to read as follows:

(c)  As soon as practicable after completion of the audit or evaluation under Subsection (a) [On the third Tuesday of each January in which the legislature meets in regular session], the board shall make a performance report to the governor and the legislature.

(h)  An audit or evaluation under this section is considered an audit for purposes of the application of Section 552.116, relating to confidentiality of audit working papers.

 

SECTION 24.  Section 322.011(c), Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

 

(c)  As soon as practicable after completion of the audit or evaluation under Subsection (a) [On the third Tuesday of each January in which the legislature meets in regular session], the board shall make a performance report to the governor and the legislature.

 

SECTION 23.  Subsection (d), Section 324.008, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 25. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 24.  Subsection (b), Section 403.021, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 26. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 25.  Subsection (g), Section 403.1041, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 27. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 26.  Subsection (d), Section 411.0097, Government Code, as added by Chapter 693 (S.B. 293), Acts of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005, is amended.

 

SECTION 28.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 27.  Subsection (e), Section 419.008, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 29. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 28.  Section 420.009, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 30. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 29.  Subsection (b), Section 431.030, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 31. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 30.  Subsection (a), Section 431.034, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 32. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 33.  Section 531.0141(b), Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)  To assist the secretary of state in preparing the report required under Section 405.021, the commission, on an annual [a quarterly] basis, shall provide a report to the secretary of state detailing any projects funded by the commission that provide assistance to colonias.  The secretary of state may prescribe the date on which the report required under this section is due.

 

SECTION 31.  Subsection (b), Section 531.02492, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 34. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 35.  Section 531.03131, Government Code, is amended by amending Subsection (f) and adding Subsection (g) to read as follows:

(f)  Not later than December 1 [the last day] of [the month following] each year [calendar quarter], the commission shall file with the legislature a report regarding the use of the Internet site in the provision and delivery of child-care and education services during the reporting period.  The report must include:

(1)  the number of referrals made to Head Start or Early Head Start offices or centers;

(2)  the number of referrals made to local workforce development centers; and

(3)  the number of referrals made to each school district.

(g)  The report required under Subsection (f) may be made in conjunction with any other report the commission is required to submit to the legislature.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 36.  The heading to Section 531.042, Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 531.042.  INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE REGARDING CARE AND SUPPORT OPTIONS[; REPORTS].

 

SECTION 32.  Subsection (c), Section 531.103, Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c)  The commission and the office of the attorney general shall jointly prepare and submit a semiannual report to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives[, and comptroller] concerning the activities of those agencies in detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse under the state Medicaid program or other program administered by the commission or a health and human services agency.  The report may be consolidated with any other report relating to the same subject matter the commission or office of the attorney general is required to submit under other law.

 

SECTION 37.  Section 531.103(c), Government Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c)  The commission and the office of the attorney general shall jointly prepare and submit an annual [a semiannual] report to the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house of representatives [, and comptroller] concerning the activities of those agencies in detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse under the state Medicaid program or other program administered by the commission or a health and human services agency.  The report may be consolidated with any other report relating to the same subject matter the commission or office of the attorney general is required to submit under other law.

 

SECTION 33.  Subsection (e), Section 531.108, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 38. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 34.  Subsection (e), Section 614.102, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 39.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 35.  Subsection (j), Section 661.202, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 40. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 36.  Subsection (a), Section 663.052, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 41. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 42.  Sections 772.009(f) and (g), Government Code, are amended to read as follows:

(f)  Each state agency shall designate an employee on the management or senior staff level to serve as the agency's federal funds coordinator.  An agency may not create a staff position for a federal funds coordinator.  The coordinator's duties are additional duties of an employee of the agency.  Each federal funds coordinator shall:

(1)  oversee and coordinate the agency's efforts in acquiring discretionary federal funds;

(2)  send the grant writing team an annual [a quarterly] report listing the grants for which the agency has applied and the catalogue of federal domestic assistance number and giving a short description of the grant; and

(3)  notify the grant writing team of an award or denial of a federal grant to the agency.

(g)  Each state agency other than an [or] institution of higher education shall file an annual report with the grant writing team concerning the agency's efforts in acquiring available discretionary federal funds during the preceding state fiscal year.  The grant writing team shall establish guidelines for information included in the annual report required by this section.  The grant writing team shall evaluate the effectiveness of each agency in acquiring discretionary federal funds and shall report the evaluation to the governor and the Legislative Budget Board.

 

SECTION 37.  Section 802.301, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 43. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 38.  Subsections (c) and (d), Section 825.108, Government Code, are amended.

SECTION 44.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

SECTION 39.  Subsection (e), Section 825.407, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 45. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 40.  Subsection (b), Section 1231.086, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 46. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 41.  Subsection (d), Section 2054.1015, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 47. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 48.  Subchapter F, Chapter 2054, Government Code, is amended by adding Section 2054.1211 to read as follows:

Sec. 2054.1211.  REPORTING REQUIREMENTS OF INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  The department and the Information Technology Council for Higher Education established under Section 2054.121(b) shall review all plans and reports required of institutions of higher education under this chapter.  After September 1, 2014, an institution of higher education is not required to prepare or submit a plan or report generally required of a state agency under this chapter except to the extent expressly provided by a rule adopted by the department on or after September 1, 2013.

 

SECTION 42.  Section 2102.0091, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 49. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 43.  Section 2165.055, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 50. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 44.  Subsections (f) and (h), Section 2165.1061, Government Code, are amended.

 

SECTION 51. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 45.  Subsections (d) and (e), Section 2166.101, Government Code, are amended.

 

SECTION 52. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 46.  The heading to Section 2166.103, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 53. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 47.  Subsection (b), Section 2166.103, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 54. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 48.  The heading to Section 2166.104, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 55. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 49.  Subsections (a), (b), and (d), Section 2166.104, Government Code, are amended.

 

SECTION 56. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 50.  Subchapter I, Chapter 2166, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 57. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 51.  Subsection (c), Section 2205.039, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 58. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 52.  Subsection (b), Section 2262.052, Government Code, as amended by Chapters 309 (H.B. 3042) and 785 (S.B. 19), Acts of the 78th Legislature, Regular Session, 2003, is reenacted.

 

SECTION 59. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 53.  Subsection (c), Section 2306.0721, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 60. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 54.  Subsection (a), Section 2306.559, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 61. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 55.  Subsection (a), Section 2306.560, Government Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 62.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

SECTION 56.  Section 103.013, Health and Safety Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 63. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 57.  Subsection (b), Section 161.0211, Health and Safety Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 64. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 65.  Subchapter Q, Chapter 361, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Section 361.5061 to read as follows:

Sec. 361.5061.  PLANNING AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION.  An institution of higher education that is required to develop a source reduction and waste minimization plan under this subchapter for more than one facility may:

(1)  develop and submit one plan that covers all of the facilities; and

(2)  submit one annual report and one executive summary under Section 361.506 that covers all of the facilities.

 

SECTION 58.  Section 534.068, Health and Safety Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 66. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 59.  Subsection (b), Section 22.0251, Human Resources Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)  The department shall submit to the governor and[,] the Legislative Budget Board[, and the Health and Human Services Commission] a semiannual report detailing the department's progress in reaching its goals under Subsection (a)(2).  The report may be consolidated with any other report relating to the same subject that the department is required to submit under other law.

 

SECTION 67.  Section 22.0251(b), Human Resources Code, is amended to read as follows:

 

(b)  The department shall submit to the governor and[,] the Legislative Budget Board an annual[, and the Health and Human Services Commission a semiannual] report detailing the department's progress in reaching its goals under Subsection (a)(2).  The report may be consolidated with any other report relating to the same subject that the department is required to submit under other law.

 

SECTION 60.  Subsection (b), Section 22.0252, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 68. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 61.  Subsection (d), Section 22.0292, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 69. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 62.  Section 51.006, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 70. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 63.  Subsection (a), Section 114.008, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 71. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 64.  Section 122.022, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 72. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 65.  Subsection (g), Section 134.0041, Human Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 73. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 66.  Subsection (a), Section 32.021, Insurance Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 74. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 67.  Subsection (d), Section 21.003, Labor Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 75. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 76.  Section 21.552(b), Labor Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)  Each year the commission shall compile equal employment opportunity information reported to the commission by a state agency.  The information must include:

(1)  the total number of employees of the agency and the total number of new employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency;

(2)  the total number of employees of the agency listed by racial and ethnic group and the percentage of the total number of agency employees for each racial and ethnic group, including a distinction for those categories between the total number of employees and the total number of employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency;

(3)  the total number of male employees and the total number of female employees of the agency, including a distinction for those categories between the total number of employees and the total number of employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency;

(4)  the total number of male employees and the total number of female employees of the agency for each racial and ethnic group, including a distinction for those categories between the total number of employees and the total number of employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency; and

(5)  [the total number of disabled employees of the agency, including a distinction for that category between the total number of employees and the total number of employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency; and

[(6)]  the total number of employees of the agency listed by job classification and the total number of employees for each sex and [,] racial and ethnic group[, and disability] listed by job classification, including a distinction for those categories between the total number of employees and the total number of employees hired since the date of the last report made by the agency.

 

SECTION 68.  The heading to Section 21.553, Labor Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 77. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 69.  Subsection (b), Section 21.553, Labor Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 78. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 79.  The heading to Section 412.051, Labor Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 412.051.  DUTIES OF STATE AGENCIES;  INSURANCE NOTIFICATION [REPORTING] REQUIREMENTS.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 80.  Section 412.051(b), Labor Code, is amended to read as follows:

(b)  Subject to Section 412.011 [In addition to the report required under Section 412.053], each state agency that intends to purchase property, casualty, or liability insurance coverage in a manner other than through the services provided by the office shall notify the office of [report] the intended purchase [to the office] in the manner prescribed by the office.  The state agency shall notify the office of [report] the intended purchase not later than the 30th day before the date on which the purchase of the coverage is scheduled to occur.  The office may require a state agency to submit copies of insurance forms, policies, and other relevant information.

 

SECTION 70.  Subsection (b), Section 506.002, Labor Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 81. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 71.  The heading to Section 91.1135, Natural Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 82. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 72.  Subsections (a), (d), (e), (f), and (g), Section 91.1135, Natural Resources Code, are amended.

 

SECTION 83. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 73.  Section 141.079, Natural Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 84. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 74.  Section 161.2111, Natural Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 85. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

SECTION 75.  Subsection (e), Section 162.003, Natural Resources Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 86. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 76.  Section 651.162, Occupations Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 87. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 88.  Section 201.207(d), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:

(d)  The department, in conjunction with the border commerce coordinator, shall develop short-range and long-range plans, including recommendations to increase bilateral relations with Mexico and expedite trade by mitigating delays in border crossing inspections for northbound truck traffic.  In developing the plans, the department and coordinator shall consider information obtained from any meetings under Subsection (a).  The department shall update the plan biennially [and submit the updated plan to the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house of representatives, and each other member of the legislature on or before December 1 of each even-numbered year].

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 89.  Section 201.806(a), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows:

(a)  The department shall:

(1)  tabulate and analyze the vehicle accident reports it receives; and

(2)  annually or more frequently publish statistical information derived from the accident reports as to the number, cause, and location of highway accidents, including information regarding the number of:

(A)  accidents involving injury to, death of, or property damage to a bicyclist or pedestrian; and

(B)  fatalities caused by a bridge collapse, as defined by Section 550.081[; and

[(3)  not later than December 15 of each even-numbered year provide to the governor and the legislature:

[(A)  an abstract of the statistical information for the biennium ending on the preceding August 31; and

[(B)  a report with the department's conclusions, findings, and recommendations for decreasing highway accidents and increasing highway and bridge safety].

 

SECTION 77.  Subsection (c), Section 228.012, Transportation Code, is amended.

 

SECTION 90. Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

 

SECTION 78.  Subsection (a), Section 456.008, Transportation Code, is amended.

SECTION 91.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation. 

SECTION 79.  Section 12.203, Utilities Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 12.203.  BIENNIAL [ANNUAL] REPORT.  Not later than January 15 of each odd-numbered [(a)  The commission shall prepare annually a complete and detailed written report accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the commission during the preceding fiscal year.  The annual report must meet the reporting requirements applicable to financial reporting in the General Appropriations Act.

[(b)  In the annual report issued in the] year [preceding the convening of each regular session of the legislature], the commission shall prepare a written report that includes [make] suggestions regarding modification and improvement of the commission's statutory authority and for the improvement of utility regulation in general that the commission considers appropriate for protecting and furthering the interest of the public.

 

SECTION 92.  Section 12.203, Utilities Code, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 12.203.  BIENNIAL [ANNUAL] REPORT.  Not later than December 1 of each [(a)  The commission shall prepare annually a complete and detailed written report accounting for all funds received and disbursed by the commission during the preceding fiscal year.  The annual report must meet the reporting requirements applicable to financial reporting in the General Appropriations Act.

 

[(b)  In the annual report issued in the] year preceding the convening of each regular session of the legislature, the commission shall prepare a written report that includes [make] suggestions regarding modification and improvement of the commission's statutory authority and for the improvement of utility regulation in general that the commission considers appropriate for protecting and furthering the interest of the public.

 

SECTION 80.  Subsection (c), Section 1, Chapter 413 (H.B. 1966), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, is amended.

 

SECTION 94.  Same as engrossed version except for recitation.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 93.  Section 51(c), Chapter 1406 (S.B. 758), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, is amended to read as follows:

(c)  The recommendations for expanding and improving provider capabilities under Subdivision (8), Subsection (b) of this section, must include provisions for start-up funding for providers to build necessary capacity in the state, partnerships with community leaders to identify local resources to support building capacity, and the development of pilot projects to procure regional capacity development.  [Beginning September 1, 2007, at the end of each fiscal year, the Department of Family and Protective Services shall prepare a progress report that details the department's activities in implementing the recommendations described in Subdivision (8), Subsection (b) of this section.  The progress report must include regional data regarding the number of children in state conservatorship who are placed in their home region separated into classifications based on levels of care.  The Department of Family and Protective Services shall submit the periodic progress reports required by this subsection to:

[(1)  the governor;

[(2)  the lieutenant governor;

[(3)  the speaker of the house of representatives;

[(4)  appropriate oversight committees of the legislature;

[(5)  the Legislative Budget Board; and

[(6)  the state auditor.]

 

SECTION 81.  Section 34, Chapter 1409 (H.B. 4586), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009, is amended.

 

SECTION 95. Same as engrossed version.

 

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 96.  (a)  This section applies to:

(1)  a municipality with a population of more than 50,000; and

(2)  a county in which there are more than 50 operating traffic-control signals.

(b)  Not later than September 1, 2014, the governing body of each municipality and each county described by Subsection (a) of this section shall prepare and submit a report to the legislature and to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute on the status of the municipality's or county's current traffic-control signal system and primary arterial street operation.

(c)  The report required under this section must include:

(1)  the municipality's or county's current practices relating to primary arterial streets and the performance of primary arterial streets, including the average speed, travel time, crash and delay rates at intersections, and estimated fuel consumption and vehicle emissions relating to those streets;

(2)  a list of the nontraditional strategies employed by the municipality or county to design and operate highway intersections, if any, including single point urban interchanges, diverging diamonds, and continuous left turn treatments;

(3)  a summary of the municipality's or county's current practices relating to:

(A)  traffic management;

(B)  traffic monitoring and data collection; and

(C)  traffic signal timing, operation, and maintenance; and

(4)  the amount of money spent and the number of people employed by the municipality or county in the preceding state fiscal year for purposes of managing and maintaining the municipality's or county's current traffic-control signal system and primary arterial street operation.

 

No equivalent provision.

 

SECTION 97.  The Department of Information Resources and the Information Technology Council for Higher Education shall complete the review required under Section 2054.1211, Government Code, as added by this Act, not later than March 1, 2014.

 

SECTION 82.  The following provisions are repealed:

(1)  Subsection (e), Section 22.004, Education Code;

 

 

 

(2)  Subsections (b) and (c), Section 54.777, Education Code;

(3)  Subsection (d), Section 61.0761, Education Code;

(4)  Subsection (d), Section 74.004, Education Code;

(5)  Section 152.005, Education Code;

(6)  Section 152.006, Education Code;

(7)  Section 59.012, Family Code;

 

(8)  Subsection (d), Section 21.007, Government Code;

(9)  Subsection (e), Section 21.008, Government Code;

(10)  Subsection (c), Section 411.0097, Government Code, as added by Chapter 556 (H.B. 1239), Acts of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005;

(11)  Section 499.028, Government Code;

 

 

 

 

 

(12)  Section 825.510, Government Code;

(13)  Section 825.518, Government Code;

 

 

(14)  Subsections (d) and (e), Section 2161.121, Government Code;

(15)  Subsection (e), Section 2165.2035, Government Code;

(16)  Subsection (d), Section 2306.560, Government Code;

(17)  Subsection (f), Section 101.0061, Human Resources Code;

(18)  Subsection (b), Section 221.012, Human Resources Code;

(19)  Subsection (c), Section 1575.170, Insurance Code;

(20)  Subsection (b), Section 205.019, Labor Code;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(21)  Subsection (b), Section 6.156, Water Code;

(22)  Section 26.051, Water Code;

(23)  Section 26.561, Water Code;

(24)  Subsection (g), Section 21A, Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act (Article 6243e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);

(25)  Subsection (d), Section 1, Chapter 413 (H.B. 1966), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009; and

(26)  Section 46, Chapter 1130 (H.B. 2086), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009.

 

SECTION 98.  The following provisions are repealed:

(1)  Section 22.004(e), Education Code;

(2)  Sections 29.160(e) and (f), Education Code;

(3)  Subchapter L, Chapter 51, Education Code;

(4)  Sections 54.777(b) and (c), Education Code;

(5)  Section 61.0761(d), Education Code;

 

(6)  Section 74.004(d), Education Code;

 

(7)  Section 152.005, Education Code;

(8)  Section 152.006, Education Code;

(9)  Section 59.012, Family Code;

(10)  Section 264.759, Family Code;

(11)  Section 21.007(d), Government Code;

 

(12)  Section 21.008(e), Government Code;

 

(13)  Section 411.0097(c), Government Code, as added by Chapter 556 (H.B. 1239), Acts of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, 2005;

(14)  Section 499.028, Government Code;

(15)  Section 531.02415(e), Government Code;

(16)  Section 531.042(d), Government Code;

(17)  Section 531.073(i), Government Code;

(18)  Section 531.0731, Government Code;

(19)  Section 825.510, Government Code;

(20)  Section 825.518, Government Code;

(21)  Section 2155.448(c), Government Code;

(22)  Sections 2161.121(d) and (e), Government Code;

(23)  Section 2165.2035(e), Government Code;

(24)  Section 2306.560(d), Government Code;

(25)  Section 101.0061(f), Human Resources Code;

(26)  Section 221.012(b), Human Resources Code;

(27)  Section 1575.170(c), Insurance Code;

 

(28)  Section 205.019(b), Labor Code;

 

(29)  Section 201.103(c), Transportation Code;

(30)  Section 201.608(c), Transportation Code;

(31)  Section 222.103(e), Transportation Code;

(32)  Section 6.156(b), Water Code;

 

(33)  Section 26.051, Water Code;

(34)  Section 26.561, Water Code;

(35)  Section 21A(g), Texas Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act (Article 6243e, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes);

(36)  Section 1(d), Chapter 413 (H.B. 1966), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009; and

(37)  Section 46, Chapter 1130 (H.B. 2086), Acts of the 81st Legislature, Regular Session, 2009.

 

SECTION 83.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.

 

SECTION 99. Same as engrossed version.