LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 80TH LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
March 28, 2007

TO:
Honorable Eliot Shapleigh, Chair, Senate Committee on S/C on Base Realignment and Closure
 
FROM:
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
SB1724 by Ogden (Relating to abolishing the Texas Military Facilities Commission and transferring its functions to the adjutant general.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Government Code by extending the Texas Sunset Act date for the Adjutant Generalís Department from September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2015. The bill also abolishes the Texas Military Facilities Commission (TMFC) and transfers its duties, functions, and personnel (FTEs) to the Adjutant General's Department (AGD). The bill transfers the responsibility for acquiring, constructing, repairing and maintaining armories and other military facilities from TMFC to the AGD and provides that the Adjutant General is the exclusive authority for construction, repair, and maintenance of state military forces armories, facilities, and improvements owned by the state and located on the Department's property. The AGD would also have exclusive authority to dispose of surplus property and to request the Texas Public Finance Authority (TPFA) to issue bonds.

 

According to the TPFA, additional administrative work should not be significant and implementation of the bill would be absorbed with current resources.  


Local Government Impact

No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.


Source Agencies:
347 Public Finance Authority, 401 Adjutant General's Department, 406 Texas Military Facilities Commission
LBB Staff:
JOB, ES, GG, SDO