81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 873, Chapter 2 Page: 1 of 5
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H.B. No. 873
1 AN ACT
2 relating to incentives for the film, television, video, and digital
3 interactive media production industries.
4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
5 SECTION 1. Sections 485.021(2) and (5), Government Code,
6 are amended to read as follows:
7 (2) "Moving image project" means a visual and sound
8 production, including a film, television program, national or
9 multistate commercial, educational or instructional video, or
10 digital interactive media production. The term does not include a
11 production that is obscene, as defined by Section 43.21, Penal
13 (5) "Underutilized and economically distressed
14 ["Undoruscd] area" includes any area of this state that:
15 (A) the office determines receives less than 15
16 percent of the total film and television production in this state
17 during a fiscal year; or
18 (B) has a median household income that does not
19 exceed 75 percent of the median state household income [othor than
20 the m-trpoi area of Au;stn ' las"]
21 SECTION 2. Section 485.023, Government Code, is amended to
22 read as follows:
23 Sec. 485.023. QUALIFICATION. To qualify for a grant under
24 this subchapter:
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 873, Chapter 2, legislative document, April 23, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149033/m1/1/: accessed February 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.