1. Sec. 330.001. OPERATION AND FINANCING OF COUNTY MUSEUMS. (a) This section applies only to a county that has substantial urban areas and borders on an international boundary. For the purposes of this subsection, a county has substantial urban areas only if at least four municipalities, each with a population of more than 25,000, are located in the county.
  2. (b) A county may construct or operate a museum in the county to display, construct, restore, preserve, maintain, or reconstruct buildings, works of art, and related furnishings for exhibitions.
  3. (c) A county may contract with an entity operating a museum in the county to provide the museum described by Subsection (b). To be eligible to enter into the contract, the entity must be:
    1. (1) organized under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act (Article 1396-1.01 et seq., Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes); and
    2. (2) accredited by a nationally recognized association of museums acceptable to the county.
  4. (d) As part of the contract, the commissioners court may appropriate money from the general fund of the county to the museum to purchase, display, construct, restore, preserve, maintain, operate, or reconstruct a building, work of art, or related furnishings used by the museum to further its exhibitions or operations and to promote county purposes under this chapter.
  5. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 738 (H.B. 2796), Sec. 1, eff. June 15, 2007.

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