BILL ANALYSIS S.B. 318 By: Turner, J. (Kubiak) 3-1-95 Committee Report (Unamended) BACKGROUND Henry G. "Bud" Lehman was born in Lee County, Texas on January 15, 1910. He was elected to the 45th Legislature in 1937 and served through the 54th Legislature in 1957. At that time, he was the youngest dean in the history of the Texas House of Representatives and served the longest consecutive term. During his 20-year term, Bud worked to improve the rural roads of Texas. In addition, he actively pursued an adequate farm to market system of rural roadways and was co-sponsor of the Colson/Briscoe Bill, working diligently for its passage. Designating a memorial highway can only be accomplished by the legislature or a local government. The procedures are explained in Article 6673e-4, V.T.C.S. PURPOSE As proposed, S.B. 318 designates United States Highway 290 in Lee County as Henry G. "Bud" Lehman Highway. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Designates United States Highway 290 in Lee County as Henry G. "Bud" Lehman Highway. SECTION 2. (a) Requires the Texas Department of Transportation to design and construct markers to be placed along U.S. 290 in Lee County indicating its designation as the Henry G. "Bud" Lehman Highway. (b) Requires the markers to include the highway number and any other information that the department determines is appropriate. (c) Requires markers to be erected at each point along the highway at which the highway enters Lee County and at intermediate sites that the department determines are appropriate. (d) Provides that the department is responsible for repair and replacement of the markers and for maintenance of the grounds surrounding each marker. (e) Authorizes the department to accept grants and donations from individuals and other entities to assist in financing the construction and maintenance of the markers. SECTION 3. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage. SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE ACTION Pursuant to a public notice posted on February 23, 1995 at 5:22 p.m., the House Committee on Transportation met in a public hearing on Wednesday, March 1, 1995 at 2:00 p.m. in Room E1.014 of the Capitol Extension and was called to order at 2:05 p.m. by the Chair, Representative Clyde Alexander. No one testified for, against, or neutrally on the measure. Representative Bosse moved that the Committee report S.B.318, without amendments, to the full House and that it do pass. The motion prevailed by a count of Ayes (8), Nayes (0), Absent (1), Present Not Voting (0).