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  H.B. No. 3466
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the administration of certain programs regarding
  Holocaust Remembrance Week and the establishment and expansion of
  community collaboratives.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter Z, Chapter 29, Education Code, is
  amended by adding Section 29.90725 to read as follows:
         Sec. 29.90725.  SURVEY ON HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE WEEK
  INSTRUCTION.  (a)  In this section, "advisory commission" means
  the Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory
  Commission.
         (b)  The advisory commission, with the assistance of the
  agency, shall conduct a survey of school districts to review the
  implementation at each district of Holocaust Remembrance Week
  instruction under Section 29.9072.
         (c)  The survey must request information from at least half
  of the campuses in a surveyed school district regarding Holocaust
  Remembrance Week instruction, including:
               (1)  the extent to which the campus participates in
  Holocaust Remembrance Week;
               (2)  the familiarity of the educators and
  administrators at each campus with the materials and resources
  available from the advisory commission and other local institutions
  dedicated to Holocaust education to support instruction during
  Holocaust Remembrance Week; and
               (3)  any additional materials or resources the campus
  would find useful to support instruction during Holocaust
  Remembrance Week, including professional development for
  educators, lesson plans, or other classroom resources.
         (d)  Not later than December 1, 2024, the advisory commission
  shall submit to the legislature a written report that includes the
  survey's findings and any recommendations for legislative or other
  action.
         (e)  This section expires September 1, 2025.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 539.002(a) and (b), Government Code,
  are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  To the extent funds are appropriated to the department
  for that purpose, the department shall make grants to entities,
  including local governmental entities, nonprofit community
  organizations, and faith-based community organizations, to
  establish or expand community collaboratives that bring the public
  and private sectors together to provide services to persons
  experiencing homelessness, substance abuse issues, or mental
  illness. In awarding grants, the department shall give special
  consideration to entities:
               (1)  establishing new collaboratives; [or]
               (2)  establishing or expanding collaboratives that
  serve two or more counties, each with a population of less than
  100,000; or
               (3)  providing services to an average of at least 50
  percent of persons experiencing homelessness in a geographic area
  served by a Continuum of Care Program funded by the United States
  Department of Housing and Urban Development according to the last
  three Point-in-Time surveys of homelessness conducted by that
  department.
         (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (c), the department
  shall require each entity awarded a grant under this section to:
               (1)  leverage additional funding or in-kind
  contributions from private contributors or local governments,
  excluding state or federal funds, in an amount that is at least
  equal to the amount of the grant awarded under this section;
               (2)  provide evidence of significant coordination and
  collaboration between the entity, local mental health authorities,
  municipalities, local law enforcement agencies, and other
  community stakeholders in establishing or expanding a community
  collaborative funded by a grant awarded under this section; and
               (3)  provide evidence of a local law enforcement policy
  to divert appropriate persons from jails, [or] other detention
  facilities, or mental health facilities operated by or under
  contract with the commission to an entity affiliated with a
  community collaborative for the purpose of providing services to
  those persons.
         SECTION 3.  Chapter 539, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 539.010 to read as follows:
         Sec. 539.010.  BIENNIAL REPORT. (a)  The department shall
  prepare a report that includes:
               (1)  the method by which the department chose entities
  to award grants to under this chapter;
               (2)  the amount of each grant awarded to an entity under
  this chapter;
               (3)  the number of individuals served by each community
  collaborative receiving grant funds under this chapter; and
               (4)  the results of the annual review of outcome
  measures required by Section 539.006.
         (b)  Not later than September 1 of each even-numbered year,
  the department shall submit a report described by Subsection (a)
  to:
               (1)  the lieutenant governor; 
               (2)  the speaker of the house of representatives;
               (3)  the standing committees of the legislature having
  primary jurisdiction over the department and state finance; and
               (4)  the Legislative Budget Board.
         SECTION 4.  The changes in law made by this Act to Section
  539.002, Government Code, apply only to a grant awarded on or after
  the effective date of this Act.  A grant awarded before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect on the
  date the award was made, and the former law is continued in effect
  for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3466 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 96, Nays 50, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 3466 on May 26, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 108, Nays 29,
  3 present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 3466 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays
  2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor