Honorable Byron Cook, Chair, House Committee on State Affairs
John S O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB265 by Hilderbran (Relating to the lease of space by or for a state agency.), As Introduced
The bill would amend Government Code to require the Texas Facilities Commission to consider all available state-owned space in the state, regardless of geographic location, when making a determination to lease space for, or delegate a lease action to, another state agency.
Texas Facilities Commission reports that the bill would codify the agency's current practices with regard to state agencies and state-owned space. It is anticipated that any additional costs associated with implementation of the legislation could be absorbed within existing resources.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2011.
303 Facilities Commission
JOB, KJG, MS, DEH, KY