Honorable Ryan Guillen, Chair, House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB201 by Birdwell (Relating to the continuation and functions of the State Preservation Board.), Committee Report 2nd House, Substituted
The bill would amend the Government Code relating to the continuation and operation of the State Preservation Board (Board). The Board is subject to the Sunset Act and will be abolished on September 1, 2013, unless continued by the Legislature. The bill would continue the Board for twelve years and would take effect on September 1, 2013. The bill would allow certain Board members to designate representatives to participate in the Board's meetings and would require the Board to meet at least two times in each year. The bill would create a Governor's Mansion renewal trust fund outside the Treasury for the preservation of the Governor's Mansion which would consist of money transferred at the discretion of the Legislature or donations to the Board.
It is assumed that any additional costs to the Preservation Board and Comptroller of Public Accounts to implement the bill could be absorbed within existing resources.
The legislation would do one or more of the following: create or recreate a dedicated account in the General Revenue Fund, create or recreate a special or trust fund either within or outside the Treasury, or create a dedicated revenue source. The fund, account, or revenue dedication included in this bill would be subject to funds consolidation review by the current Legislature.
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