LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD
Austin, Texas
 
FISCAL NOTE, 81ST LEGISLATIVE REGULAR SESSION
 
April 21, 2009

TO:
Honorable Mario Gallegos Jr., Chair, Senate Committee on S/C on Flooding & Evacuations
 
FROM:
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
 
IN RE:
SB2183 by Gallegos (Relating to the appointment of an interoperability coordinator in the division of emergency management in the office of the governor.), As Introduced

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

The bill would require the Governor to appoint an interoperability coordinator of the Governorís Division of Emergency Management (GDEM). The interoperability coordinator would be responsible for coordinating communication during disasters and developing and implementing an interoperability plan in consultation with state, local, and law enforcement agencies. It is assumed that costs associated with the bill could be absorbed within existing agencies' resources. The bill would be effective September 1, 2009.


Local Government Impact

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


Source Agencies:
301 Office of the Governor, 405 Department of Public Safety
LBB Staff:
JOB, DB, BTA