HB 115

84(R) - 2015
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs
House Defense & Veterans' Affairs

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Tony Dale


Jimmie Don Aycock
Lyle Larson
Molly White

Bill Caption

Relating to the criteria for awarding the Texas Purple Heart Medal to members of the armed forces wounded or killed at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 115 amends Government Code section 437.355a, to give the governor or adjutant general, if given the authority, to give out the Purple Heart to those members of the military injured or killed at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2009.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill is substantively the same as when we reported on it in its original chamber. We continue to remain neutral. 

The Secretary of the United States Army had worked with Texas Rep. John Carter to get the strict requirements for eligibility changed to be able to give victims of the Ft. Hood shooting this high honor. 

The Senate sponsor is Senator Fraser.