Issue Date: 1999-08-30
Revised Date: 2021-10-11

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 principal 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.

The General Appropriations Act, 87th Leg., R.S., page I-97 directed the corpus of the tobacco funds held at the Texas Safekeeping Trust Company be transferred to GR Accounts 5044, 5045 and 5046 and appropriated to pay debt service on Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas bonds. In October 2021 balances were transferred to 7051 – T.P.F.A. G.O. Taxable Series 2011 Refunding Interest and Sinking Fund.

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.