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  84R24817 SMH-F
 
  By: Phillips, Keffer, King of Parker, Anchia H.B. No. 1106
 
  Substitute the following for H.B. No. 1106:
 
  By:  King of Parker C.S.H.B. No. 1106
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 81.001, Natural Resources Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 81.001.  DEFINITIONS.  In this chapter:
               (1)  "Commission" means the Texas Energy [Railroad]
  Commission [of Texas].
               (2)  "Commissioner" means any member of the Texas
  Energy [Railroad] Commission [of Texas].
         SECTION 2.  Subchapter A, Chapter 81, Natural Resources
  Code, is amended by adding Section 81.003 to read as follows:
         Sec. 81.003.  TEXAS ENERGY COMMISSION.  (a)  The Railroad
  Commission of Texas is renamed the Texas Energy Commission.
         (b)  A reference in law to the Railroad Commission of Texas
  means the Texas Energy Commission.
         SECTION 3.  (a) On the effective date of this Act:
               (1)  the name of the Railroad Commission of Texas is
  changed to the Texas Energy Commission, and all powers, duties,
  rights, and obligations of the Railroad Commission of Texas are the
  powers, duties, rights, and obligations of the Texas Energy
  Commission;
               (2)  a member of the Railroad Commission of Texas is a
  member of the Texas Energy Commission; and
               (3)  any appropriation to the Railroad Commission of
  Texas is an appropriation to the Texas Energy Commission.
         (b)  On and after the effective date of this Act, a reference
  in law to the Railroad Commission of Texas is a reference to the
  Texas Energy Commission.
         (c)  The Texas Energy Commission is the agency formerly known
  as the Railroad Commission of Texas in all respects.  All personnel,
  equipment, data, documents, facilities, contracts, items, other
  property, rules, decisions, and proceedings of or involving the
  Railroad Commission of Texas are unaffected by the change in the
  name of the agency.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect on the date on which the
  constitutional amendment proposed by the 84th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2015, changing the name of the Railroad Commission of
  Texas to the Texas Energy Commission takes effect.  If that
  amendment is not approved by the voters, this Act has no effect.