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Encouraging the State Preservation Board and the director of the Bullock Texas State History Museum to establish a museum of Texas music history as a permanent and integral program within the Bullock Museum.
There is no fiscal note for this legislation.
On behalf of the 84th Legislature of the State of Texas, HCR 75 would “encourage the State Preservation Board (SPB) and the director of the Bullock Texas State History Museum to establish a museum of Texas music history and dedicate the third floor of the Bullock Museum” to this program. Additionally it would request that the two entities explore ways of generating revenue for this project. Finally this concurrent resolution would request that the Texas Music Office (TMO) be given primary responsibility for developing and operating this museum of Texas music history.
A limited government is essential in order for liberty to prevail. This means that so called “benign legislation,” such as HCR 75, is not actually benign because it recommends increasing the size and scope of government unnecessarily.
This bill would purportedly increase tourism revenue for Texas; however, it is not the legitimate role of a limited government to engage in the tourism business. The establishment and operation of a Texas music history museum is something the private sector can handle. Additionally, it should always be noted that whenever the government involves itself in the private sector domain that it is taking away the opportunity for an enterprising individual in that area of interest.
While we stand behind the creative freedom of Texas musicians and our robust music industry, we oppose HCR 75 because it runs contrary to our free market principle and limited government principle.