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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 4. EXECUTIVE BRANCH

(4) members of the United States Congress and of the legislature of this state. (39321)

(c) The commission shall adopt rules as necessary for its own procedures. (39322)

(d) The commission may appoint advisory committees to advise the commission. (39323)

(e) The commission may provide matching grants to assist in the implementation of the commission's goals and objectives. (39324)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 482), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (39325)

Amended by: (39326)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 209 (S.B. 247), Sec. 1, eff. June 8, 2011. (39327)

Sec. 449.053. FUNDING. (39328)(Text)

(a) The commission may accept gifts and grants from a public or private source for the commission to use in performing the commission's powers and duties under this chapter. The commission may participate in the establishment and operation of an affiliated nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise funds for or provide services or other benefits to the commission. (39329)

(b) The Texas Historical Commission may provide staff and may support functions and activities of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission from money available to the Texas Historical Commission that may be used for this purpose. The legislature may also specifically appropriate money to the Texas Historical Commission to provide staff and to otherwise support functions and activities of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. (39330)

Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1352 (S.B. 482), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (39331)

Amended by: (39332)

Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 209 (S.B. 247), Sec. 2, eff. June 8, 2011. (39333)

CHAPTER 450. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO ADVANCE THE TEACHING OF TEXAS HISTORY (39334)(Text)
Sec. 450.001. APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER. (39335)(Text)

In this chapter "charitable historical organization" means an entity that: (39336)

(1) is organized as a nonprofit organization; (39337)

(2) has its main office at an institution of higher education, as that term is defined under Section 61.003, Education Code; and (39338)

(3) maintains an established educational department that provides: (39339)

(A) opportunities for students in this state to study and work to preserve the history, heritage, and symbols of this state; and (39340)

(B) training and resources to assist educators in developing effective strategies to teach students about the heritage, history, and symbols of this state. (39341)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1015 (H.B. 2549), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011. (39342)

Sec. 450.002. FUNDING. (39343)(Text)

For the purposes of Subchapter I, Chapter 659: (39344)

(1) a charitable historical organization is considered an eligible charitable organization entitled to participate in a state employee charitable campaign; and (39345)

(2) a state employee is entitled to authorize a deduction for contributions to a charitable historical organization as a charitable contribution under Section 659.132, and the organization may use the contributions for the purpose of administering and providing educational outreach programs established by the organization. (39346)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1015 (H.B. 2549), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011. (39347)

SUBTITLE E. OTHER EXECUTIVE AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS (39348)(Text)

CHAPTER 464. BUILDING MATERIALS AND SYSTEMS TESTING LABORATORY (39349)(Text)
Sec. 464.001. DEFINITIONS. (39350)(Text)

In this chapter: (39351)

(1) "Council" means the Technical Testing and Evaluation Council. (39352)

(2) "Department" means the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs. (39353)

(3) "Director" means the executive director of the department. (39354)

(4) "Laboratory" means the State of Texas Building Materials and Systems Testing Laboratory. (39355)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 762, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (39356)

Sec. 464.002. LABORATORY AND COUNCIL. (39357)(Text)

The State of Texas Building Materials and Systems Testing Laboratory is an agency of the state, and includes the Technical Testing and Evaluation Council. (39358)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (39359)

Sec. 464.003. COMPOSITION OF LABORATORY. (39360)(Text)

(a) The department may invite a college or university with facilities to perform tests or make evaluations described by this chapter to participate in laboratory testing and evaluation and to appoint a representative to serve as a member of the council. (39361)

(b) A public college or university invited under this section may participate in the functions of the laboratory. (39362)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (39363)

Sec. 464.004. COMPOSITION AND CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL. (39364)(Text)

(a) The council is composed of members who are the laboratory operations directors of the colleges and universities participating in the laboratory. (39365)

(b) The members of the council shall elect a chairman by a majority vote at a meeting called for that purpose. The chairman serves for a term of two years. (39366)

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