Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 12.0272
Texas Economic Development Fund


(a)

The Texas economic development fund is a fund in the state treasury. The fund consists of:

(1)

all interest, income, revenue, and other assets associated with economic development programs established using money allocated and paid to the department under the August 15, 2011, allocation agreement between the department and the United States Department of the Treasury, as amended, to implement the State Small Business Credit Initiative Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. Section 5701 et seq.);

(2)

all money, deposits, distributions, dividends, earnings, gain, income, interest, proceeds, profits, program income, rents, returns of capital, returns on investments, royalties, revenue, or yields received or realized by the department as a result of an investment made by or on behalf of the department pursuant to the August 15, 2011, allocation agreement between the department and the United States Department of the Treasury, as amended;

(3)

gifts, loans, donations, aid, appropriations, guaranties, allocations, subsidies, grants, or contributions received under Sections 12.022 and 12.027(g);

(4)

interest and income earned on the investment of money in the fund; and

(5)

other money required by law to be deposited in the fund.

(b)

Money in the Texas economic development fund is dedicated to and may be appropriated only to the department for the purposes of administering, continuing, implementing, or maintaining:

(1)

an economic development program originally established as part of the departments implementation of the State Small Business Credit Initiative; and

(2)

one or more of the departments economic development programs:

(A)

established to encourage the export of Texas agricultural products or products manufactured in rural Texas; or

(B)

established through an agreement with a federal agency, foreign governmental entity, local governmental entity, nonprofit organization, private entity, public university, or state governmental entity to encourage rural economic development in this state.

(c)

The Texas economic development fund is exempt from Section 403.095, Government Code.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1197 (S.B. 1214), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 459 (H.B. 2004), Sec. 1, eff. June 9, 2017.
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