SRC-TBR C.S.S.B. 228 77(R)BILL ANALYSIS Senate Research CenterC.S.S.B. 228 77R10842 YDB-DBy: Shapleigh Business & Commerce 4/4/2001 Committee Report (Substituted) DIGEST AND PURPOSE Currently, the border counties of Texas have a much lower per capita income than the rest of the state and nation. C.S.S.B. 228 directs seven state agencies to study the state and federal mandates affecting the region of the state near the border with Mexico. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Requires certain state agencies to conduct specific studies of the state and federal mandates affecting the region of the state near the border with Mexico. Requires each of the studies to include an examination of certain matters. Requires the comptroller, office of the attorney general, Texas Department of Banking, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas Department of Health, Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Workforce Commission each to file a written report, not later than December 15, 2002, with the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the house of representatives that details the results and states the findings of the agency's study. SECTION 2. Provides that this Act expires February 1, 2003. SECTION 3. Effective date: upon passage or September 1, 2001. SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE CHANGES Amends As Filed S.B. 228 to require specific agencies to conduct specific studies regarding certain areas. The original specified that the comptroller was to conduct a study of various matters.