Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 444.025. Donations; Appropriations; Licensing and Sales Revenue; Audit
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(a) The commission may accept on behalf of the state donations of money, property, and art objects as it determines best further the orderly development of the artistic resources of the state. Money paid to the commission under this chapter shall be deposited in the Texas Commission on the Arts operating fund.
(b) The commission may solicit donations from an appropriate source.
(c) The commission by rule shall establish an acquisition policy for accepting property and art objects.
(d) The legislature may make appropriations to the commission to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(e) The commission may license for a fee the use of its name or logo and any other artwork or graphics developed by the commission to a private vendor for the promotion of the arts in Texas, for fundraising for the commission, or for any other lawful purpose of the commission. The commission shall require that the use of the licensed property be consistent with the mission of the commission. The licensing fees shall be deposited in the Texas Commission on the Arts operating fund.
(f) The commission may purchase and resell such items described in Subsection (e) as it determines appropriate for the promotion of the arts in Texas, provided that the value of commission inventory, as determined by generally accepted accounting principles, shall not exceed $50,000 at the end of any fiscal year. The net profits from those sales shall be deposited in the Texas Commission on the Arts operating fund.
(g) The financial transactions of the commission are subject to audit by the state auditor in accordance with Chapter 321, Government Code.
(h) Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 1083 (S.B. 1179), § 25(45).
(i) All money paid to the commission under this chapter is subject to Subchapter F, Chapter 404. 1
(j) The commission shall adopt rules to govern its acceptance of private gifts, grants, and donations to ensure that the use of the money or property supports the commission's primary functions. At a minimum, the rules must:
(1) require the commission to evaluate a gift, grant, or donation before acceptance to ensure that the purpose of the gift, grant, or donation supports the commission's priorities as established by statute and the commission's appropriations pattern;
(2) prohibit the commission from creating and directly administering programs for the purpose of qualifying for or complying with a condition for the acceptance of private funding; and
(3) require the commission, before acceptance of a gift, grant, or donation, to evaluate any obligations the commission would have to meet in order to accept the gift, grant, or donation, including required matching funds, the amount of staff time and effort, and any other additional costs.
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