LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 81ST LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
April 24, 2009

TO:
Honorable Rodney Ellis, Chair, Senate Committee on Government Organization
 
FROM:
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
SB664 by Gallegos (relating to the establishment and operation of a public building mapping information system.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would amend the Government Code (Chapter 418) by requiring the Governorís Division of Emergency Management (GDEM) to establish and operate a public building mapping system if funding is available. The system would store information related to public buildings that would be readily accessible to first responders in the event of an emergency. The bill also requires GDEM to apply for federal funding for the public building mapping system. The bill would take effect on September 1, 2009.

 

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) states the cost of implementing the provisions of the bill could be significant. However, based on the provisions of the bill the agency assumes system implementation is contingent on obtaining federal funding. DPS anticipates no significant fiscal impact to their agency.


Local Government Impact

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


Source Agencies:
405 Department of Public Safety
LBB Staff:
JOB, KK, GG, LG