Texas Government Code
Sec. § 2267.002
Declaration of Public Purpose; Construction of Chapter


(a)

The legislature finds that:

(1)

there is a public need for timely acquisition, design, construction, improvement, renovation, expansion, equipping, maintenance, operation, implementation, and installation of education facilities, technology and other public infrastructure, and government facilities in this state that serve a public need and purpose;

(2)

the public need may not be wholly satisfied by existing methods of procurement in which qualifying projects are acquired, designed, constructed, improved, renovated, expanded, equipped, maintained, operated, implemented, or installed;

(3)

there are inadequate resources to develop new education facilities, technology and other public infrastructure, and government facilities for the benefit of the citizens of this state, and there is demonstrated evidence that partnerships between public entities and private entities or other persons can meet these needs by improving the schedule for delivery, lowering the cost, and providing other benefits to the public;

(4)

financial incentives exist under state and federal tax provisions that encourage public entities to enter into partnerships with private entities or other persons to develop qualifying projects; and

(5)

authorizing private entities or other persons to develop or operate one or more qualifying projects may serve the public safety, benefit, and welfare by making the projects available to the public in a more timely or less costly fashion.

(b)

An action authorized under Section 2267.053 (Approval of Qualifying Projects by Responsible Governmental Entity) serves the public purpose of this chapter if the action facilitates the timely development or operation of a qualifying project.

(c)

The purposes of this chapter include:

(1)

encouraging investment in this state by private entities and other persons;

(2)

facilitating bond financing or other similar financing mechanisms, private capital, and other funding sources that support the development or operation of qualifying projects in order to expand and accelerate financing for qualifying projects that improve and add to the convenience of the public; and

(3)

providing governmental entities with the greatest possible flexibility in contracting with private entities or other persons to provide public services through qualifying projects subject to this chapter.

(d)

This chapter shall be liberally construed in conformity with the purposes of this section.

(e)

Repealed by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1075 , Sec. 12(1), eff. September 1, 2015.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1334 (S.B. 1048), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1075 (H.B. 2475), Sec. 12(1), eff. September 1, 2015.
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