Amend CSHB 9 (senate committee report) in SECTION 1 of the bill, in added Section 403.603, Government Code (page 2, between lines 23 and 24), by adding the following appropriately lettered subsection:
(_)  For the purposes of Subsection (c)(5), the comptroller:
(1)  shall consider an applicant's potential contribution toward matching the funds for federal money provided for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Program; and
(2)  may only provide state matching funds if a state contribution is necessary for the economic feasibility of a proposed project.