S.B. 318
By: Turner, J. (Kubiak)
Committee Report (Unamended)


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.


As proposed, S.B. 318 designates United States Highway 290 in Lee
County as Henry G. "Bud" Lehman Highway.


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 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

     (b) Requires the markers to include the highway number and any
     other information that the department determines is
     (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
     (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.


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).