Bill Text: TX SB20 | 2017 | 85th Legislature 1st Special Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Relating to avoiding the abolishment of certain agencies subject to the Texas Sunset Act.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)

Status: (Passed) 2017-08-11 - Effective immediately [SB20 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB20-Introduced.html
  85S10516 MCK-D
 
  By: Taylor of Collin S.B. No. 20
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the continuation and sunset review of certain
  governmental entities subject to abolishment on September 1, 2017.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 151.004, Occupations Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 151.004.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Texas Medical
  Board is subject to Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset
  Act). Unless continued in existence as provided by that chapter,
  the board is abolished and this subtitle and Chapters 204, 205, 206,
  601, 602, 603, and 604 expire September 1, 2019 [2017].
         SECTION 2.  Section 501.005, Occupations Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 501.005.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Texas State
  Board of Examiners of Psychologists is subject to Chapter 325,
  Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence
  as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished and this chapter
  expires September 1, 2019 [2017].
         SECTION 3.  Section 502.003, Occupations Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 502.003.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Texas State
  Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists is subject to
  Chapter 325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued
  in existence as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished and
  this chapter expires September 1, 2019 [2017].
         SECTION 4.  Section 503.005, Occupations Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 503.005.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Texas State
  Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors is subject to Chapter
  325, Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in
  existence as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished
  September 1, 2019 [2017].
         SECTION 5.  Section 505.005, Occupations Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         Sec. 505.005.  APPLICATION OF SUNSET ACT. The Texas State
  Board of Social Worker Examiners is subject to Chapter 325,
  Government Code (Texas Sunset Act). Unless continued in existence
  as provided by that chapter, the board is abolished and Section
  505.101 expires September 1, 2019 [2017].
         SECTION 6.  Chapter 325, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 325.0128 to read as follows:
         Sec. 325.0128.  AGENCIES REVIEWED FOR 85TH LEGISLATURE.  For
  a state agency that was reviewed by the commission in preparation
  for the work of the 85th Legislature in Regular Session and the
  abolition date of which was extended to 2019, the commission shall
  limit its review of the agency in preparation for the work of the
  86th Legislature in Regular Session to the appropriateness of
  recommendations made by the commission to the 85th Legislature.  In
  the commission's report to the 86th Legislature, the commission may
  include any recommendations it considers appropriate.  This section
  expires September 1, 2019.
         SECTION 7.  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.
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