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October 14, 2010
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“Bill White’s latest false attack ad from his trial lawyer friends is nothing more than an attempt to divert attention from the fact that Bill White profited from a company he had a financial relationship with in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “In order to respond immediately, the state of Texas used general revenue funds for expenses incurred in response to Hurricane Ike, funds that were later reimbursed by the federal government and returned to the state’s general revenue fund and appropriated by the Texas legislature.”
From H.B. 4586 passed by the 81st Texas legislature:
SECTION 6. PRESERVATION BOARD OR HISTORICAL COMMISSION: RESTORATION OF THE GOVERNOR ’S MANSION. Out of reimbursements received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for expenditures that were paid for with funds transferred from the Health and Human Services Commission to the Department of Public Safety during the state fiscal year ending August 31, 2009, an amount not to exceed $11,000,000 is appropriated for the two-year period beginning on the effective date of this Act, in addition to other amounts appropriated for the state fiscal biennium ending August 31, 2009, for costs associated with the restoration of the Governor’s Mansion. The appropriation is to: (1) the State Preservation Board, contingent on the enactment and becoming law of S.B. 2307 or similar legislation by the 81st Legislature in regular session that imposes responsibility on the State Preservation Board for the preservation and maintenance of the Governor’s Mansion; or (2) the Texas Historical Commission, if the 81st Legislature in regular session does not enact S.B. 2307 or similar legislation that becomes law that imposes responsibility on the State Preservation Board for the preservation and maintenance of the Governor’s Mansion.
S.B. 2307 became law May 27, 2009.