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No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
This bill would amend Government Code relating to certain criteria for membership and privileges of ex officio members of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.This bill would take effect September 1, 2015.
LBB anticipates that the duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished within the agency's existing resources.
HB 1133 would add the adjutant general as an ex-officio member of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission. The adjutant general is the de facto commander of the Texas Military Forces. If the adjutant general vacates his position his seat as an ex-ofificio member of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission would be vacated.
The bill author's statement of intent indicates that making this change is intended to help with upcoming military base closure and realignment changes.
While this is likely sound policy, it does not have any bearing on our liberty principles. As such we are neutral on HB 1133.
The second chamber sponsor is Senator Van Taylor.