S.B. No. 22
  relating to prohibiting certain transactions between a
  governmental entity and an abortion provider or affiliate of the
         SECTION 1.  Subtitle F, Title 10, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Chapter 2272 to read as follows:
         Sec. 2272.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1)  "Abortion" has the meaning assigned by Section
  245.002, Health and Safety Code.
               (2)  "Abortion provider" means:
                     (A)  a facility licensed under Chapter 245, Health
  and Safety Code; or
                     (B)  an ambulatory surgical center licensed under
  Chapter 243, Health and Safety Code, that is used to perform more
  than 50 abortions in any 12-month period.
               (3)  "Affiliate" means a person or entity who enters
  into with another person or entity a legal relationship created or
  governed by at least one written instrument, including a
  certificate of formation, a franchise agreement, standards of
  affiliation, bylaws, or a license, that demonstrates:
                     (A)  common ownership, management, or control
  between the parties to the relationship;
                     (B)  a franchise granted by the person or entity
  to the affiliate; or
                     (C)  the granting or extension of a license or
  other agreement authorizing the affiliate to use the other person's
  or entity's brand name, trademark, service mark, or other
  registered identification mark.
               (4)  "Governmental entity" means this state, a state
  agency in the executive, judicial, or legislative branch of state
  government, or a political subdivision of this state.
               (5)  "Taxpayer resource transaction" means a sale,
  purchase, lease, donation of money, goods, services, or real
  property, or any other transaction between a governmental entity
  and a private entity that provides to the private entity something
  of value derived from state or local tax revenue, regardless of
  whether the governmental entity receives something of value in
  return. The term does not include the provision of basic public
  services, including fire and police protection and utilities, by a
  governmental entity to an abortion provider or affiliate in the
  same manner as the entity provides the services to the general
  public.  The term includes advocacy or lobbying by or on behalf of a
  governmental entity on behalf of the interests of an abortion
  provider or affiliate, but does not include:
                     (A)  an officer or employee of a governmental
  entity providing information to a member of the legislature or
  appearing before a legislative committee at the request of the
  member or committee;
                     (B)  an elected official advocating for or against
  or otherwise influencing or attempting to influence the outcome of
  legislation pending before the legislature while acting in the
  capacity of an elected official; or
                     (C)  an individual speaking as a private citizen
  on a matter of public concern.
         Sec. 2272.002.  APPLICABILITY. (a)  This chapter does not
  apply to:
               (1)  a hospital licensed under Chapter 241, Health and
  Safety Code;
               (2)  the office of a physician licensed under Subtitle
  B, Title 3, Occupations Code, that performs 50 or fewer abortions in
  any 12-month period;
               (3)  a state hospital as defined by Section 552.0011,
  Health and Safety Code;
               (4)  a teaching hospital of a public or private
  institution of higher education; or
               (5)  an accredited residency program providing
  training to resident physicians.
         (b)  For purposes of this chapter, a facility is not
  considered to be an abortion provider solely based on the
  performance of an abortion at the facility during a medical
  emergency as defined by Section 171.002, Health and Safety Code.
  TRANSACTIONS PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION. (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (b), a governmental entity may not enter into a taxpayer
  resource transaction with an abortion provider or an affiliate of
  an abortion provider.
         (b)  This section does not apply to a taxpayer resource
  transaction that is subject to a federal law in conflict with
  Subsection (a) as determined by the executive commissioner of the
  Health and Human Services Commission and confirmed in writing by
  the attorney general.
         Sec. 2272.004.  INJUNCTION; WAIVER OF IMMUNITY. (a)  The
  attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state to
  enjoin a violation of Section 2272.003. The attorney general may
  recover reasonable attorney's fees and costs incurred in bringing
  an action under this subsection.
         (b)  Sovereign or governmental immunity, as applicable, of a
  governmental entity to suit and from liability is waived to the
  extent of liability created by Subsection (a).
         Sec. 2272.005.  CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER.  This chapter may
  not be construed to restrict a municipality or county from
  prohibiting abortion.
         SECTION 2.  Chapter 2272, Government Code, as added by this
  Act, applies only to a taxpayer resource transaction entered into
  on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 3.  It is the intent of the legislature that every
  provision, section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word
  in this Act, and every application of the provisions in this Act to
  each person or entity, are severable from each other. If any
  application of any provision in this Act to any person, group of
  persons, or circumstances is found by a court to be invalid for any
  reason, the remaining applications of that provision to all other
  persons and circumstances shall be severed and may not be affected.
         SECTION 4.  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, 2019.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 22 passed the Senate on
  April 2, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 20, Nays 11; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 24, 2019, by the
  following vote: Yeas 20, Nays 11.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 22 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 17, 2019, by the following vote: Yeas 83,
  Nays 63, one present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House