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  84R7188 MTB-D
 
  By: Campbell S.B. No. 1594
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the allocation of certain amounts transferred to the
  state highway fund to designated corridors of commerce.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 316.094, Government Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 316.094.  ALLOCATION OF CERTAIN AMOUNTS TRANSFERRED TO
  STATE HIGHWAY FUND.  (a) The Texas Department of Transportation
  shall designate a highway that is part of the state highway system
  as a corridor of commerce if the department determines that the
  highway:
               (1)  is essential to the movement of long-distance
  freight;
               (2)  improves access to ports and other strategic modes
  of transportation for the movement of freight; and
               (3)  connects a large metropolitan area to this state's
  border with another state or the United Mexican States.
         (b)  Of the amounts [Amounts] transferred to the state
  highway fund under Section 49-g(c), Article III, Texas
  Constitution:
               (1)  75 percent, when appropriated, must be used and
  allocated throughout the state by the Texas Department of
  Transportation consistent with existing formulas adopted by the
  Texas Transportation Commission; and
               (2)  25 percent, when appropriated, must be used and
  allocated by the Texas Department of Transportation for corridors
  of commerce designated under Subsection (a).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.