Texas Government Lobby News: Texas 83rd Legislative Session Bill Update
The following is a synopsis of recently filed bills in the 83rd session.
HB 633 authorizes voluntary contributions to a fund for veteran’s assistance when Texans apply for a driver’s license or personal identification certificate.
This fund is outside the general revenue fund and includes:
- Money allocated by the legislature.
- Gifts and grants contributed to the fund.
- The earnings of the fund.
- Allocated proceeds from the lottery.
- Other sources as dictated by legislation.
Committee Report (Unamended)
HB 243 deals with the rights of community centers to seal real property. Some CCs have the right to purchase real estate, but the current laws are no clear as to whether these entities have the rights to sell real property. HB 243 seeks to clarify this by authorizing these entities to sell certain real property under specified conditions.
The bill would allows a community center to sell its real estate IF that property were acquired solely through a gift of grant of money or property from a private entity without the approval of a state or local agency.