By Moreno of Harris H.B. No. 3033
Substitute the following for H.B. No. 3033:
By Wilson C.S.H.B. No. 3033
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the composition of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Sections 5.02(a) and (c), Alcoholic Beverage
1-6 Code, are amended to read as follows:
1-7 (a) The commission is composed of five [
three] members, who
1-8 are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the
1-10 (c) Appointments to the commission shall be made without
1-11 regard to the race, color, handicap, sex, religion, age, or
1-12 national origin of the appointees. In making appointments to the
1-13 commission, the governor shall attempt to reflect the geographic
1-14 diversity of the state.
1-15 SECTION 2. Section 5.03, Alcoholic Beverage Code, is amended
1-16 to read as follows:
1-17 Sec. 5.03. Terms of Office. The members of the commission
1-18 hold office for staggered terms of six years, with as near as
1-19 possible to one-third of the members' terms [ the term of one
1-20 member] expiring every two years. Each member holds office until
1-21 his successor is appointed and has qualified. A member may be
1-22 appointed to succeed himself.
1-23 SECTION 3. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 2001.
1-24 (b) Until all appointees have taken office, a quorum of the
2-1 Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is a majority of the number of
2-2 members who are qualified.