General and Special Laws of The State of Texas Passed By The Second Called Session of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature and the Regular Session of the Sixty-Ninth Legislature Page: 91
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68th LEGIS-2nd CALLED SESSION
(b) If the commission replaces the current centralized telephone system, the commission shall
arrange for the transition to the new system as it relates to the legislature and legislative agencies
to occur at a time approved in writing by the lieutenant governor and speaker of the house of
SECTION 5. REPORT ON LONG-DISTANCE SYSTEMS. (a) The legislature finds that
it is in the best interests of the state to consider replacement of the current state long-distance
telephone system. To this end, the State Purchasing and General Services Commission shall
report to the legislative oversight committee, relating to a replacement for the long-distance
(b) It is the intent of the legislature that the report be used as a basis to develop specifications
for the provision of long-distance telephone services.
(c) In preparing the report, the commission shall investigate and report on the services
provided by each telecommunications carrier or group of carriers that offers services. The
commission may obtain and report on estimates of reasonable charges, including cost-per-minute'
charges, and the capability, reliability, and state-of-the-art technology of each carrier or group of
carriers. The estimates should furnish reasonable charges for an intrastate system and should
provide information relating to charges for an interstate or international system. The legislative
oversight committee may add or change elements to be reported on as the committee considers
(d) The legislative oversight committee shall review the commission's report and shall submit
that report, together with the committee's recommendations and changes, to the 69th
Legislature in January, 1985.
SECTION 6. REPEAL. Article IV, Chapter 700, Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular
Session, 1983 (Article 601c, Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes), is repealed.
SECTION 7. TEMPORARY PROVISION. (a) The provisions of S.B. 179, Chapter 1095,
Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983 (the General Appropriations Act for the
fiscal biennium beginning September 1, 1983), that are contingent on the enactment of S.B. 1401,
Acts of the 68th Legislature, Regular Session, 1983, apply notwithstanding the failure of S.B.
1401 to become law.
(b) Section 80, Article V, of S.B. 179 may not be construed as prohibiting the State
Purchasing and General Services Commission from implementing this Act by establishing a
telephone system that uses leased equipment in whole or in part.
(c) This section expires September 1, 1985.
SECTION 8. EMERGENCY. The importance of this legislation and the crowded condition
of the calendars in both houses create an emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several days in each house be suspended,
and this rule is hereby suspended, and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its
passage, and it is so enacted.
Passed the Senate on June 30, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; Senate
concurred in House amendment on July 3, 1984, by the following vote: Yeas 31,
Nays 0; passed subject to the provisions of Article III, Section 49a of the
Constitution of Texas; passed the House, with amendment, on July 2, 1984, by the
following vote: Yeas 138, Nays 4, one present not voting; passed subject to the
provisions of Article III, Section 49a of the Constitution of Texas.
Approved: July 12, 1984
S.B. No. 42
An Act relating to the jurisdiction of the County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 1; amending Article
1970-3, Revised Statutes, as amended.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas:
SECTION 1. Article 1970-3, Revised Statutes, as amended, is amended to read as follows:
"Article 1970-3. JURISDICTION [GF& SAID GOUR]
CH 15, SEC 1
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