Health & Safety Code Section 390.005
Restriction on Use of Grant
(a)A recipient of a grant under this chapter shall use the grant to pay the incremental costs of the project for which the grant is made, which may include the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred for the labor needed to install emissions-reducing equipment. The recipient may not use the grant to pay the recipient’s administrative expenses.
(b)A school bus acquired to replace an existing school bus must be purchased and the grant recipient must agree to own and operate the school bus on a regular, daily route to and from a school for at least five years after a start date established by the commission, based on the date the commission accepts documentation of the permanent destruction or permanent removal of the school bus being replaced.
(c)A school bus replaced under this program must be rendered permanently inoperable by crushing the bus, by making a hole in the engine block and permanently destroying the frame of the bus, or by another method approved by the commission, or be permanently removed from operation in this state. The commission shall establish criteria for ensuring the permanent destruction or permanent removal of the engine or bus. The commission shall enforce the destruction and removal requirements.
(d)In this section, “permanent removal” means the permanent export of a school bus or the engine of a school bus to a destination outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Mexican States.
Section 390.005 — Restriction on Use of Grant,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.390.htm#390.005 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).