Issue Date: 1995-09-01
Revised Date: 2016-12-21

Legal Cites

Origin:

August 30, 1993

Purpose

Created to receive community and parole supervision and probation fees collected under Art. 42A.653(a) Code of Criminal Procedures and § 508.189 Government Code and appropriated to the OAG to finance Ch. 420 grant programs. (See revenue code 3727 Fees for Administrative Services - Pardons and Paroles)

Account receives fees collected from sexually oriented businesses in an amount equal to a percent deposited under § 47.054 Business and Commerce Code. (See revenue code 3175 Professional Fees - Sexually Oriented Businesses).

Amounts in the account may only be appropriated to the Attorney General, Department of State Health Services, UT Austin, Texas State University, Governor's Office, Department of Public Safety, Comptroller Judiciary, Department of Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice Department, Comptroller and Supreme Court for uses specified in law. Primarily for grants to such programs as:

  • sexual violence awareness and prevention campaigns;
  • victims of human trafficking;
  • sexual assault nurse examiner programs;
  • increase the level of sexual assault services in this state;
  • victim assistance coordinators;
  • technology in rape crisis centers.
Classification Group 01: General State Operating and Disbursing Funds [?]
Depository Interest Credited to General Revenue Fund (0001)
Disposition of Balance Accumulative
Appropriation Technique General Appropriations Act

Administering Agencies

Note

Exempt from loss of dedication (§ 403.094, Government Code) by H.B. 3050, 74th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 2561, 75th Leg., R.S. moved program from the Texas Department of Health, Agency 501 to the Attorney General.

H.B. 1751, 80th Leg., R.S. permitted appropriation of funds to agencies other than Attorney General. Effective on 1-1-08.

Amended by S.B. 1616, 81st Leg., R.S.

H.B. 7, 83rd Leg., R.S. changed deposit of license plate revenue created under Transportation Code, Subchapter G from the GR-dedicated account to the License Plate Trust Fund (0802).

H.B. 7, 84th Leg., R.S. removed the provision directing the first $25 million of fees from sexually oriented businesses to this account 5010 and the remaining to GR Account – Premium Payment Assistance. H.B. 7 directs all fees to GR Account 5010.

H.B. 2299, 84th Leg., R.S. recodified Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 42.12 to Art. 42A effective January 1, 2017.

USAS Values

USAS Title GR ACCT - SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM
Consolidated Fund 0001
State Fund Group 01 - GENERAL STATE OPERATING & DISBURSING FDS
USAS Status A
Used to make general expenditures for the daily operations of state government.