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  84R10850 TSR-D
 
  By: Zedler H.B. No. 2443
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the deposit of optometrist and therapeutic optometrist
  license fees in the University of Houston development fund for use
  by the University of Houston College of Optometry.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 351.153(b), Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  Of each additional fee collected, $50 shall be deposited
  in the foundation school fund and $150 shall be deposited in the
  University of Houston development [general revenue] fund to be used
  solely by the University of Houston College of Optometry, as
  provided by Section 351.154(b), at the discretion of the
  appropriate administrators of the institution.
         SECTION 2.  Section 351.154(b), Occupations Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (b)  The board shall deposit in the University of Houston
  development fund 15 percent of each annual renewal fee collected by
  the board under Section 351.152. The money paid to that fund under
  Section 351.153(b) and this subsection may be used solely for
  scholarships or improvements in the physical facilities, including
  library facilities, of the College of Optometry.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.