Bill Text: TX HB1125 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to factors the Texas Historical Commission considers in reviewing an application for a grant or loan through the historic courthouse preservation program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-17 - Companion considered in lieu of in committee [HB1125 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-HB1125-Introduced.html
  86R4241 SRA-D
 
  By: Murr H.B. No. 1125
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to factors the Texas Historical Commission considers in
  reviewing an application for a grant or loan through the historic
  courthouse preservation program.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 442.0081(e), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (e)  In considering whether to grant an application, the
  commission shall also consider the following factors:
               (1)  the amount of money available for a grant or loan
  and the percentage of the costs that the county or municipality will
  contribute;
               (2)  whether the county or municipality will contribute
  any in-kind contribution such as labor or materials;
               (3)  the cost to preserve or restore the courthouse;
               (4)  the architectural style of the courthouse;
               (5)  the historic significance of the courthouse;
               (6)  the county's or municipality's master preservation
  plan; [and]
               (7)  the county's or municipality's local funding
  capacity as measured by the total taxable value of properties in the
  county or municipality, as applicable; and
               (8)  any other factors that the commission by rule may
  provide.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an application filed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An application filed before the effective date of this Act is
  governed by the law in effect on the date the application was filed,
  and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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