Bill Text: TX HB1371 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)

Status: (Passed) 2021-06-15 - Effective immediately [HB1371 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-HB1371-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 1371
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the continuation of the Trade Agricultural Inspection
  Grant Program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Sections 12.050(k) and (l), Agriculture Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (k)  Not later than January 15, 2025 [2021], the department
  shall evaluate the performance of the program under this section
  and submit a report to the legislature. The report must include an
  evaluation of agricultural inspections affected by the program,
  including the extent to which the program is reducing wait times for
  agricultural inspections of vehicles at ports of entry along the
  border with the United Mexican States.
         (l)  Unless continued in existence by the legislature, this
  section expires September 1, 2025 [2021].
         SECTION 2.  The Department of Agriculture is required to
  implement a provision of this Act only if the legislature
  appropriates money specifically for that purpose. If the
  legislature does not appropriate money specifically for that
  purpose, the department may, but is not required to, implement a
  provision of this Act using other appropriations available for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 3.  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, 2021.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1371 was passed by the House on April
  21, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 135, Nays 14, 1 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 1371 on May 28, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 119, Nays 21,
  1 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1371 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 21, 2021, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor       
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