HB 2965

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Larry Gonzales

Bill Caption

Relating to administrative support positions with the Texas Military Department.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB2965, As Introduced: a negative impact of ($335,520) through the biennium ending August 31, 2017. 

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend the Government Code to allow the adjutant general to hire service members of the Texas Military Forces to fill newly created state military technician positions.

The bill also lays out specific criteria for these positions:

  •  A service member hired considered to be on extended state active duty service.
  •  Is entitled to the benefits and paid leave generally provided to state employees.
  • The position may have a limited term with a defined end date or may be a continuing position without a defined end date.
  • As soon as practicable before the end of each state fiscal year, the commission shall notify each service member called to extended state active duty service, to inform them if the department will continue the service member ’s state military technician position for the next state fiscal year.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We are neutral on this legislation.  While this legislation does have a negative fiscal note, though small, it is important to note that this bill will not hire any new employees, it will only call up members of the Texas Military Forces to fill the positions that are becoming available, so no growth of government is taking place.