S.B. No. 1580
  relating to a study on homeless veterans.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 2306, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Subchapter OO to read as follows:
         Sec. 2306.1101.  STUDY ON HOMELESS VETERANS. (a)  The
  department, in conjunction with other members of the Texas
  Interagency Council for the Homeless established under Subchapter
  KK, shall conduct a study and prepare a report on homeless veterans.
         (b)  The report prepared under this section must:
               (1)  include a summary of the information resulting
  from the study;
               (2)  note any significant assumptions made in preparing
  the report, including the definition of "homelessness" that was
  used to prepare the report and the reason that definition was used;
               (3)  summarize the status of the homeless veteran
  population in this state and note any trends observed in the
  previous three calendar years;
               (4)  based on input from the Texas Veterans Commission
  and the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless, describe the
  statewide and major local entities serving homeless veteran
  populations, and the funding sources of those entities; and
               (5)  provide recommendations, including
  recommendations made by the Texas Interagency Council for the
  Homeless, to improve the effectiveness of this state's approach to
  addressing homelessness among veterans, including any recommended
  changes to state law.
         (c)  The department shall submit the report required by this
  section to the legislature not later than December 1, 2016.
         (d)  This subchapter expires September 1, 2017.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1580 passed the Senate on
  May 13, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 1; and that the
  Senate concurred in House amendment on May 29, 2015, by the
  following vote: Yeas 28, Nays 3.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1580 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 26, 2015, by the following vote: Yeas 111,
  Nays 31, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House