Bill Text: TX SB1762 | 2021-2022 | 87th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the establishment of the Texas Police Service Animals Memorial Monument in the Capitol Complex.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-03-26 - Referred to Administration [SB1762 Detail]

Download: Texas-2021-SB1762-Introduced.html
 
 
  By: Springer S.B. No. 1762
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the establishment of the Texas Police Service
  Animals Memorial Monument in the Capitol Complex.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1. Subtitle A, Title 11, Government Code, is amended
  by adding Chapter 3107 to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 3107. TEXAS POLICE SERVICE ANIMALS MEMORIAL MONUMENT
         Sec. 3107.001.  DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
               (1) "Board" means the State Preservation Board.
               (2) "Committee" has the meaning assigned by Section
  3105.002.
               (3) "Monument" means the Texas Police Service Animals
  Memorial Monument.
               (4) "Police service animal" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 38.151, Penal Code.
         Sec. 3107.002.  TEXAS POLICE SERVICE ANIMALS MEMORIAL
  MONUMENT. The board shall establish a Texas Police Service Animals
  Memorial Monument on the grounds of the Capitol Complex adjacent to
  the Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Monument to recognize and honor
  police service animals that were killed in the line of duty.
         Sec. 3107.003.  MAINTENANCE OF MONUMENT. (a) The board is
  responsible for the maintenance of the monument. The board may
  raise money from private or public entities for the continued
  maintenance and update of the monument. The board shall:
               (1) establish a schedule for the maintenance of the
  monument; and
               (2) select persons to maintain the monument.
         (b)  An entity that collects funds for the maintenance and
  improvement of the monument shall send that money to the board to be
  deposited in the Capitol fund account.
         Sec. 3107.004.  ACCOUNT. (a)  Money contributed to the state
  for a purpose related to the monument shall be deposited by the
  board in the Capitol fund to the credit of a separate
  interest-bearing account established for the monument.
         (b) Notwithstanding any other law, income from investments of
  money in the account shall be deposited to the credit of the
  account.
         (c) Money in the account may be used only for the purposes
  prescribed by Section 3107.003.
         SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2021.
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