HB 2794

86(R) - 2019
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Geanie Morrison

Bill Caption

Relating to the administration of emergency management in this state.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2794 would transfer the Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) from the Department of Public Safety to the Texas A&M University System. Under the new authority, TDEM would become an agency of the Texas A&M University System. The provisions of this bill are in accordance with recommendations made by The Governor's Commission to Rebuild Texas which was established in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2794 as its provisions do not appear to affect our liberty principles. 

Organizations Supporting

State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association
Texas Municipal League
Texas Water Infrastructure Network