Bill Text: TX SB928 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-12 - Effective on 9/1/17 [SB928 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB928-Enrolled.html
 
 
  S.B. No. 928
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the establishment of the Tom Lea Trail.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter A, Chapter 442, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 442.019 to read as follows:
         Sec. 442.019.  TOM LEA TRAIL.  (a)  The commission shall
  develop a Tom Lea Trail program to commemorate the life and art of
  Tom Lea.
         (b)  The program, at a minimum, shall include:
               (1)  designation of locations that are historically
  significant to the life and art of Tom Lea;
               (2)  adoption of an icon, symbol, or other identifying
  device to represent a designation under this section;
               (3)  the use of the icon, symbol, or other identifying
  device in promoting tourism around this state by the commission and
  at locations designated under this section; and
               (4)  the development of itineraries and maps to guide
  tourists to locations designated under this section.
         (c)  The commission shall adopt:
               (1)  eligibility criteria for a designation under this
  section; and
               (2)  procedures to administer the program created under
  this section.
         (d)  A historic marker or sign relating to the life and art of
  Tom Lea that is erected or maintained pursuant to the program
  adopted under this section must be located not more than five miles
  from a location designated under Subsection (b)(1).
         (e)  The commission may, as necessary, enter into a
  memorandum of understanding with the Texas Economic Development and
  Tourism Office and the Texas Department of Transportation to
  implement this section.
         (f)  The commission may solicit and accept gifts, grants, and
  other donations from any source to implement this section.  The
  commission is not required to promote or market the Tom Lea Trail
  unless the commission receives funds raised from private entities
  for that purpose.
         (g)  The following segments of highway shall constitute the
  Tom Lea Trail:
               (1)  Interstate Highway 10 from its intersection with
  the northern municipal boundary of El Paso to its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 20; 
               (2)  Interstate Highway 20 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with the western
  municipal boundary of Sweetwater; 
               (3)  Interstate Highway 20 from its intersection with
  the eastern municipal boundary of Sweetwater to its intersection
  with U.S. Highway 277; 
               (4)  U.S. Highway 277 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with State Highway 114 in
  Seymour; 
               (5)  State Highway 114 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 277 in Seymour to its intersection with State Highway 199; 
               (6)  State Highway 199 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 281 to its intersection with Interstate Highway 30; 
               (7)  Interstate Highway 30 from its intersection with
  State Highway 199 to its intersection with Interstate Highway 35
  East in Dallas; 
               (8)  Interstate Highway 35 East from its intersection
  with Interstate Highway 30 in Dallas to its intersection with State
  Highway 6 outside of the southern municipal boundary of Waco; 
               (9)  State Highway 6 from its intersection with
  Interstate 35 East to its intersection with State Highway 30 in
  College Station; 
               (10)  State Highway 30 from its intersection with State
  Highway 6 in College Station to its intersection with Interstate
  Highway 45; 
               (11)  Interstate Highway 45 from its intersection with
  State Highway 30 to its terminus in Galveston;
               (12)  State Highway 21 from its intersection with State
  Highway 6 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 290;
               (13)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with State
  Highway 21 to its intersection with the eastern municipal boundary
  of Austin; 
               (14)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with the
  western municipal boundary of Austin to its intersection with the
  eastern municipal boundary of Fredericksburg;
               (15)  U.S. Highway 290 from its intersection with the
  western municipal boundary of Fredericksburg to its intersection
  with Interstate Highway 10;
               (16)  Interstate Highway 10 from its intersection with
  U.S. Highway 290:
                     (A)  west to its intersection with U.S. Highway
  385; and 
                     (B)  east to its intersection with Interstate
  Highway 37; 
               (17)  U.S. Highway 385 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with the southern
  municipal boundary of Odessa; 
               (18)  Interstate Highway 37 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 10 to its intersection with U.S. Highway 77; 
               (19)  U.S. Highway 77 from its intersection with
  Interstate Highway 37 to its intersection with the northern
  municipal boundary of Kingsville;
               (20)  U.S. Highway 77 from its intersection with the
  southern municipal boundary of Kingsville to its intersection with
  State Highway 285 in Riviera; and
               (21)  State Highway 285 from its intersection with U.S.
  Highway 77 in Riviera to its intersection with the eastern
  municipal boundary of Hebbronville.
         (h)  In this section, a reference to a municipal boundary
  means that boundary as it exists on September 1, 2017.
         (i)  A designation of highway segments as the Tom Lea Trail
  may not be construed as a designation under the National Historic
  Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. Section 300101 et seq.).
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 928 passed the Senate on
  May 4, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 928 passed the House on
  May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 146, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor
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