Honorable Robert Duncan, Chair, Senate Committee on State Affairs
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB482 by Ellis (Relating to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.), As Introduced
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The bill would create the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. The commission would be administratively attached to the Secretary of State (SOS). Fifteen members of the eighteen-member commission would be entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses incurred while transacting commission business. Meetings would be held quarterly. The SOS would be required to provide one part-time employee to serve as the coordinator for the commission.
It is assumed that one part-time Program Specialist II would be needed to serve as the coordinator for the commission at a cost of $19,559 for salaries and wages and $5,588 for benefits per fiscal year. The position would be funded out of General Revenue. In addition, one-time equipment costs of $5,731 in would be needed in fiscal year 2010. Ongoing costs, including travel ($22,400), professional services ($25,000), and other operating and indirect costs ($18,971) would be needed each fiscal year.
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JOB, KJG, MS, BTA