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RULE §255.3Emergency Communication District Equalization Surcharge Funding Policy

(a) The Commission will consider requests for equalization surcharge (the surcharge) funding assistance from an Emergency Communication District (ECD) as authorized by Health and Safety Code §771.072. Funding requests will be evaluated and considered for approval based upon the Commission's established statewide funding priorities and needs, available surcharge appropriations, and consistency with funding policies regarding the financial needs of Regional Planning Commission regional plans.

(b) To be considered for surcharge funding, an ECD must notify the Commission of its intent to request surcharge, the reasons for the request, and the estimated amount of the surcharge request in time for the Commission to consider including in its biennial Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). Inclusion of an ECD's estimated surcharge funding in the Commission's LAR is a condition precedent to an ECD submitting a request for surcharge funding. For an emergency surcharge funding request, the Commission will waive the condition precedent.

Source Note: The provisions of this §255.3 adopted to be effective November 20, 2014, 39 TexReg 8959; amended to be effective April 17, 2019, 44 TexReg 1835

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