Amend HB 9 (house committee report) by adding the following appropriately numbered SECTION to the bill and renumbering subsequent SECTIONS of the bill accordingly:
SECTION ____.  BORDER WALL SPENDING REQUIREMENT. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or Chapter 1053 (SB 1), Acts of the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021 (the General Appropriations Act), during the state fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 2021, a state agency may spend appropriated money to construct a wall, fence, or other barrier in the region of this state's international border only in an area for which the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have conducted a study on flooding and water quality.