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