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KP-0005
Ken Paxton

Guaranteed charter district bonds, limitation contained in Texas Government Code section 45.0532

KP-0078
Ken Paxton

Article IX, section 6.24 of the 2015 General Appropriations Act is in direct conflict with federal interpretation of federal law and is therefore without effect.|Article IX, section 6.24 of the 2015 General Appropriations Act is in direct conflict with federal interpretation of federal law and is therefore without effect in its attempt to draw federal funds into the state appropriations process.|Section 404.093 of the Government Code, to the extent that the Office of the Governor or the Governor's appointee receives funds in trust for the benefit of a person or entity other than a state agency, such funds may be deposited outside of the State Treasury in an account for which the Comptroller serves as trustee pursuant to

KP-0097
Ken Paxton

In Education Code subsection 12.128(c), the Legislature has set aside public property for control by the Commissioner of Education such that it is not unappropriated property for the Permanent School Fund under Education Code subsection 43.001(a)(2).|In Education Code subsection 12.128(c), the Legislature has set aside public property such that it is not unappropriated property for the Permanent School Fund under Education Code subsection 43.001(a)(2).|Texas Constitution article III, sections 51 and 52(a) prohibit the Commissioner of Education from gratuitously granting property returned to the State pursuant to Education Code section 12.128 to private interests.|Permanent School Fund - In Education Code subsection 12.128(c), the Legislature has set aside public property such that it is not unappropriated property for the Permanent School Fund under Education Code subsection 43.001(a)(2).

KP-0142
Ken Paxton

Public funds for purposes of the Public Funds Investment Act are funds belonging to the State raised by the operation of general law and appropriated for a public purpose|Funds received by the Texas Health Services Authority from the dissolution of the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool are public funds subject to the Public Funds Investment Act|Public funds for purposes of the Public Funds Investment Act are funds belonging to the State by operation of general law and appropriated for a public purpose

KP-0194
Ken Paxton

Commencement of environmental review process for purposes of Transportation Code subsection 372.002(d)|Commences

GA-0054
Greg Abbott

Appropriation bill, in order to exceed Comptroller's revenue estimate, must find "emergency or urgent public necessity" and be enacted by a four-fifths vote of total membership of each house|Comptroller's revenue estimate, in order to exceed, appropriation bill must find "emergency or urgent public necessity" and be enacted by a four-fifths vote of total membership of each house

GA-0143
Greg Abbott

Proceeds from the sale of agency salvage or surplus personal property purchased with revenue constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes are not themselves constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes and, for sales occurring on or after September 1, |Revenue constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes, proceeds from sale of salvage or surplus personal property purchased with revenue constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes are not themselves constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes, and|Proceeds from the sale of salvage or surplus personal property purchased with funds constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes are not themselves constitutionally dedicated, and the proceeds of such sales occurring on or after September 1, 2003, may b|Highway purposes, proceeds from the sale of salvage or surplus personal property purchased with revenue constitutionally dedicated to highway purposes are not themselves constitutionally dedicated, and the proceeds of such sales occurring on or after Septe

GA-0207
Greg Abbott

Felony prosecutor supplement fund funded by fees collected by magistrates taking bail bonds, surety's entitlement to a refund|Felony prosecutor supplement fund funded by fees collected by magistrates taking bail bonds, whether refunds paid by county may be deducted from amounts county remits to comptroller|Felony prosecutor supplement fund funded by fees collected by magistrates taking bail bonds, whether surety should apply to county or state for refund and whether surety is entitled to interest|Fee imposed on bail bond sureties for prosecutor longevity pay and indigent defense, surety's entitlement to a refund; whether refunds paid by county may be deducted from amounts county remits to comptroller|Fee imposed on bail bond sureties for prosecutor longevity pay and indigent defense, surety's entitlement to a refund|Fee imposed on bail bond sureties for prosecutor longevity pay and indigent defense, surety's entitlement to a refund as of date prosecutor declines to prosecute or grand jury declines to indict

GA-0280
Greg Abbott

Nonprofit corporation status, Border Health Institute need not obtain as it has statutory authority to solicit funding from public and private sources|State procurement and contracting rules, Border Health Institute need not comply with|Border Health Institute must comply with the Act|Border Health Institute is subject to the Act|Border Health Institute receives funds appropriated by legislature, but is not considered a state agency within executive branch of state government or a local political subdivision|Sovereign immunity, Border Health Institute may or may not be entitled to

GA-0444
Greg Abbott

Funds set aside for the purchase of school textbooks may not be used to purchase computer hardware|School textbooks, funds set aside for the purchase of, may not be used to purchase computer hardware

GA-0447
Greg Abbott

Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities is not subject to the fiscal control and oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission|Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities may not spend public and private grants and donations without specific legislative appropriation pursuant to article XVI, section 6(b) of the Texas Constitution|Fiscal control and oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission, the Office is not subject to|Solicit funds such as private grants, the Office is authorized to|Grants and donations, article XVI, section 6(b) of the Texas Constitution does not authorize the Office to spend public and private grants and donations without specific legislative appropriation

GA-0469
Greg Abbott

Federal Reserve notes constitute eligible collateral for repurchase agreement contracts under chapter 404 and 2256 of the Government Code|Repurchase agreements under chapters 404 and 2256 of the Government Code, Federal Reserve notes are eligible collateral for|Federal Reserve notes constitute eligible collateral for repurchase agreements under chapters 404 and 2256 of the Government Code|Repurchase agreements under chapters 404 and 2256 of the Government Code, Federal Reserve notes eligible collateral for

GA-0687
Greg Abbott

Monies held in trust in a particular subaccount of the state highway fund, Department of Transportation may not transfer to a regional transportation authority|Monies held in trust in a particular subaccount of the state highway fund, Department may not transfer to a regional transportation authority

GA-0707
Greg Abbott

Limitation on amount to be transferred from the permanent school fund to the available school fund under article VII, subsection 5(a)(2) of the Texas Constitution to be applied annually

GA-0755
Greg Abbott

Legal fees of district attorney, state not obligated to pay under chapter 104 Civil Practices and Remedies Code; county has no duty to pay under Local Government Code section 157.901; forfeiture funds cannot be used to pay under Code of Criminal Procedure article 59.06(c)(1)|Legal fees of district attorney, county has no duty to pay under Local Government Code section 157.901|Legal fees of district attorney; county has no duty to pay under Local Government Code section 157.901|Forfeiture funds under Code of Criminal Procedure article 59.06(c)(1), cannot be used to pay legal fees for defense of district attorney\r\n|Legal fees of district attorney, state not obligated to pay under chapter 104 Civil Practices and Remedies Code

GA-0844
Greg Abbott

Federal law does not preempt Human Resources Code section 32.0248(h), which, provides that the Health and Human Services Commission may not contract with entities that are affiliates of entities that perform or promote elective abortions|Medicaid women’s health care demonstration project, constitutionality of ban on Health and Human Services Commission contracting with an entity that has an affiliate that promotes or performs abortions|Medicaid women’s health care demonstration project, constitutionality of ban on Commission contracting with an entity that has an affiliate that promotes or performs abortions

GA-0848
Greg Abbott

State Board of Education, authority to pay attorney fees on a contingent basis out of recoveries of the corpus of the Permanent School Fund|State Board of Education, authority to pay attorney fees out of recoveries of the corpus of the Permanent School Fund|Attorney fees, authority of Board to pay attorney fees out of recoveries of the corpus of the Permanent School Fund|Permanent School Fund, authority of State Board of Education to pay attorney fees out of recoveries of the corpus of the Permanent School Fund

GA-0852
Greg Abbott

Legislative enactments which provide incoming revenue for the State Highway fund constitute \\"enacted revenue measures\\" under article IX, section 17.10(b)(1) of the Appropriations Act, regardless of when they were enacted|Enacted revenue measures

GA-0931
Greg Abbott

Major Events Trust Fund, the Comptroller of Public Accounts is required to follow the precise procedures described in section 5A, article 5190.14 of the Revised Civil Statutes before committing expenditure of funds from the|Major Events Trust Fund, the Comptroller is required to follow the precise procedures described in section 5A, article 5190.14 of the Revised Civil Statutes before committing expenditure of funds from the

GA-0963
Greg Abbott

Eligibility for funds from the Major Events Trust Fund, requirement of prior application to site selection organization by a local organizing committee, endorsing municipality, or endorsing county regarding

GA-0970
Greg Abbott

Act of sending letter requesting restitution damages based upon unadjudicated claim for breach of grant contract will not, by itself, establish debt to the state for purposes of Government Code section 403.055|A debt to the state, for purposes of Government Code section 403.055 the act of sending letter requesting restitution damages based upon unadjudicated claim for breach of grant contract will not by itself establish|Existence of a debt to the state under Government Code section 403.055, if specific contract terms that create an agreement between the state and grantee establish a debt, the Commission on Environmental Quality can allege the existence of a debt by statutory reference or if the Commission can establish the debt by some other lawfully effective means, the Commission could establish the|Report person to Comptroller as indebted to state under Government Code subsection 403.055(f), until Commission has provided grantees with due process, including opportunity to contest amount or existence of contract breach, Commission may not

GA-1052
Greg Abbott

Major Events Trust Fund statute, Comptroller\\'s authority under Revised Civil Statutes article 5190.14,section 5A to adopt rules to implement the METF statute|Comptroller\\'s authority under Revised Civil Statutes article 5190.14,section 5A to adopt rules to implement the Major Events Trust Fund statute|Major Events Trust Fund statute, Comptroller\\'s authority under Revised Civil Statute article 5190.14, section 5A to adopt rules to implement the METF statute

GA-1091
Greg Abbott

Texas A&M University, authority to use allocation from the Available University Fund for support and maintenance under Texas Constitution article VII, section 18(f)

DM-0175
Dan Morales

Permanent school fund, State Board of Education has authority to make any kind of prudent investment in managing assets of|Permanent school fund, Board has authority to make any kind of prudent investment in managing assets of

DM-0255
Dan Morales

Administrative expenses incurred on behalf of Authority, bond proceeds from Texas Agricultural Fund may be used to reimburse Department of Agriculture for|Administrative expenses incurred on behalf of Agricultural Finance Authority, bond proceeds from Texas Agricultural Fund may be used to reimburse Department of Agriculture for

DM-0316
Dan Morales

Permanent school fund, property recovered for may not be used to pay consideration to person who informed state of its claim|Permanent school fund, whether comptroller may contract to pay consideration to person who informs state of its claim to recover property of

DM-0370
Dan Morales

Interest|Accretion|Oil and gas royalties received for depletion of highway rights-of-way that state acquired using funds dedicated by article VIII, section 7-a of the Texas Constitution, disposition of|Oil and gas royalties received for depletion of highway rights-of-way, disposition of|State highway rights-of-way, disposition of oil and gas royalties received for depletion of|Oil and gas royalties received for depletion of highway rights-of-way that state acquired using funds dedicated by article VIII, section 7-a, disposition of by Department of Transportation

JC-0146
John Cornyn

Appropriation of state funds to state agency to transfer to private endowment must satisfy article III, section 51of Texas Constitution and agency's authority to transfer funds and enter into contract regarding transaction must be supported by substantive|Southwest Texas State University lacks statutory authority to transfer appropriated state funds to National Geographic Society endowment fund to benefit geography education in the state or to enter into a contract regarding such a transaction

JC-0190
John Cornyn

Continuing education for local law enforcement officers, funds allocated for may not be diverted to the general fund of a county or municipality|Funds allocated for continuing education of local law enforcement officers may not be diverted to the general fund of a county or municipality

JC-0484
John Cornyn

Grant to Council member is subject to strict common-law rule governing conflicts of interest; Council may not make grant to member or to university employing member|Conflict of interest, grant to member of Texas Council on Environmental Technology subject to strict common-law rule governing conflicts of interest; Council may not make grant to member or to university employing member|Nonprofit corporation|Grant to member of Texas Council on Environmental Technology subject to strict common-law rule governing conflicts of interest; Council may not make grant to member or to university employing member