Issue Date: 1999-08-30
Revised Date: 2018-04-20

Legal Cites


August 30, 1999 by H.B. 1676, 76th Leg., R.S.


An account in General Revenue to record receipt of money transferred to the account, at the direction of the legislature from General Revenue (tobacco settlement). Also includes gifts, grants and the available earnings of the account.

Only the available earnings of the account may be appropriated by the legislature for programs to provide emergency medical services and trauma care. This includes educational and training grants under the emergency medical services assistance program (773.257).

The corpus and available earnings of the fund may be used to pay the principle of or interest on a bond issued for the purposes of § 67, Art. III, Texas Constitution.

Classification Group 12: Restricted Use Funds [?]
Depository Interest Credited to General Revenue Fund 0001.
Disposition of Balance Accumulative
Appropriation Technique General Appropriations Act


Creation of the account was finally authorized by H.B. 3084, 76th Leg., R.S.

Transferred from the Department of Health (501) to Department of State Health Services (537) by H.B. 2292, 78th Leg., R.S.

Fund use expanded by S.B. 1, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., effective 9-28-11.

H.B. 7, 83rd Leg., R.S. requires interest be deposited to General Revenue (0001).

H.B. 6, 84th Leg., R.S. removed this account from certification under Government Code, Sec. 403.095. Interest deposit changed back to retained in account.

H.B. 1407, 85th Leg., R.S. added emergency medical services assistance program use.

H.B. 3849, 85th Leg., R.S. made account available for certification. Interest deposit changed to General Revenue Fund 0001.

USAS Values

Consolidated Fund 0001
State Fund Group 12 - RESTRICTED USE FUNDS
USAS Status A
Those funds created to record receipt of money where there is a restriction on the use of the funds.