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  S.B. No. 3
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an appropriation to provide funding for the
  construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier
  infrastructure and border security operations, including funding
  for additional overtime expenses and costs due to certain increased
  law enforcement presence.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  APPROPRIATION TO TRUSTEED PROGRAMS WITHIN THE
  OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR. (a) The amount of $1,540,000,000 is
  appropriated from the general revenue fund to the Trusteed Programs
  within the Office of the Governor for use during the two-year period
  beginning on the effective date of this Act for the purpose of
  providing funding for border security operations, including to
  provide grants to local governments and local law enforcement
  agencies to alleviate costs associated with an increased demand on
  local prosecutorial, judicial, and correctional resources, and the
  construction, operation, and maintenance of border barrier
  infrastructure.
         (b)  Of the amount appropriated by Subsection (a) of this
  section, the Trusteed Programs within the Office of the Governor
  shall transfer $40,000,000 to the Department of Public Safety for
  border security operations, including paying for additional
  overtime expenses and costs due to an increased law enforcement
  presence to preserve public safety and security in the Colony Ridge
  development in Liberty County, Texas.
         SECTION 2.  PROHIBITIONS ON USE OF APPROPRIATED MONEY. The
  money appropriated by this Act may not be used to:
               (1)  acquire property through the exercise of eminent
  domain;
               (2)  build a barrier along this state's international
  border with Mexico on property acquired through the exercise of
  eminent domain;
               (3)  acquire property for a barrier that abuts the
  boundary between this state and another state; or
               (4)  build a barrier that abuts the boundary between
  this state and another state.
         SECTION 3.  EFFECTIVE DATE. 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 on the 91st day after the
  last day of the legislative session.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 3 passed the Senate on
  November 9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 18, Nays 10; and
  that the Senate concurred in House amendments on December 1, 2023,
  by the following vote:  Yeas 18, Nays 9; passed subject to the
  provisions of Article III, Section 49a, of the Constitution of
  Texas.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 3 passed the House, with
  amendments, on November 14, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 84,
  Nays 59, one present not voting; passed subject to the provisions
  of Article III, Section 49a, of the Constitution of Texas.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
             Date
  I, _____________________________,
  Comptroller of Public Accounts, do
  ______________________________    hereby certify that the amounts
  Governor                appropriated in the herein
  S.B. No. 3, 88th Legislature, 4th
  Called Session, are within the
  amount estimated to be available
  in the affected fund.
  Certified ______________, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Comptroller of Public Accounts