Health & Safety Code Section 533A.084
Management of Surplus Real Property
(a)To the extent provided by this subtitle, the department, in coordination with the executive commissioner, may lease, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any surplus real property related to the provision of services under this title, including any improvements under its management and control, or authorize the lease, transfer, or disposal of the property. Surplus property is property the executive commissioner designates as having minimal value to the present service delivery system and projects to have minimal value to the service delivery system as described in the department’s long-range plan.
(b)The proceeds from the lease, transfer, or disposal of surplus real property, including any improvements, shall be deposited to the credit of the department in the Texas capital trust fund established under Chapter 2201 (Texas Capital Trust Fund), Government Code. The proceeds may be appropriated only for improvements to the department’s system of intellectual disability facilities.
(c)A lease proposal shall be advertised at least once a week for four consecutive weeks in at least two newspapers. One newspaper must be a newspaper published in the municipality in which the property is located or the daily newspaper published nearest to the property’s location. The other newspaper must have statewide circulation. Each lease is subject to the attorney general’s approval as to substance and form. The executive commissioner shall adopt forms, rules, and contracts that, in the executive commissioner’s best judgment, will protect the state’s interests. The executive commissioner may reject any or all bids.
(d)This section does not authorize the executive commissioner or department to close or consolidate a state supported living center without first obtaining legislative approval.
(e)Notwithstanding Subsection (c), the executive commissioner, in coordination with the department, may enter into a written agreement with the General Land Office to administer lease proposals. If the General Land Office administers a lease proposal under the agreement, notice that the property is offered for lease must be published in accordance with Section 32.107 (Notice of Sale, Lease, and Contract for Development), Natural Resources Code.
Section 533A.084 — Management of Surplus Real Property,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.533A.htm#533A.084 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).