HB 3810

85(R) - 2017
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
House Culture, Recreation, & Tourism
State Agencies
Texas History

Companion Bill

SB 2005

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


John Cyrier

Bill Caption

Relating to the transfer of jurisdiction over and management of the property known as the French Legation to the Texas Historical Commission and to certain historic sites under the commission's jurisdiction.

Fiscal Notes

A negative impact of ($816,653) through the biennium ending August 31, 2019.

The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.

Bill Analysis

Under current law, a building known as the French Embassy is in the charge of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and in the custody of the Texas Facilities Commission. HB 3810 would transfer the building, funding, and related assets to the Texas Historical Commission, rename the building as the “French Legation,” and require the commission to restore, preserve, and maintain the property.

This bill would add the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the Mission Dolores State Historic Site to the Texas Historical Commission's jurisdiction. In addition, HB 3810 removes the authorization for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to charge admission to state property over which the organization has custody or control.

Vote Recommendation Notes

HB 3810 neither uplifts nor offends our liberty principles, therefore we remain neutral.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations