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Relating to the establishment and duties of the Texas 1836 Project.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB 2497, As Engrossed: a negative impact of ($466,760) through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to
implement the provisions of the bill.
HB 2497 would establish the 1836 Project as an advisory committee to promote patriotic education
and increase awareness of the Texas values that continue to
stimulate boundless prosperity across this state. The committee would be composed of nine members. The bill also requires the Texas
Education Agency to provide funding and administrative support
for the 1836 Project and would have to submit a report to the legislature on the impact of this project no later than September 1, 2022. The 1836 Project is
abolished and this chapter expires September 1, 2036.
Texas Action supports HB 2497. We strongly support the teaching of cultural heritage and education as proposed by this bill which will help to improve civic education in Texas.