SB 197

84(R) - 2015
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
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  • Positive
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Charles Schwertner


Paul Bettencourt

Bill Caption

Relating to the financial self-sufficiency of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State or units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The legislation would amend Chapter 102 of the Health and Safety Code to require the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop a plan that specifies how the institute will become financially self-sufficient and continue to operate without primarily state funds other than patent royalties and license revenues realized as a result of projects undertaken with money awarded through the cancer prevention and research fund. The initial plan would be due to the legislature by December 1, 2016. An updated plan would be due before December 1 of each subsequent year.

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/23/2015 update:

This bill was amended in the House committee, but we still support SB 197. The second chamber sponsor is Representative Keffer.

First chamber recommendation:

Requiring CPRIT to start taking the necessary steps for transitioning from a fully state-funded entity to a self-sufficient entity after its bond authority ends will help ensure CPRIT's financial self-sufficiency goal is achieved. We support SB 197 because it promotes our limited government principle.