BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

H.B. 3123

By: Price

State Affairs

Committee Report (Unamended)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

State and other governmental agencies undergo periodic review by the Sunset Advisory Commission. †The legislature frequently changes the review schedule for certain agencies to balance the workload of the Sunset Commission and to better align the review of agencies by grouping them based on subject matter. †H.B. 3123 serves this purpose of better aligning and grouping agencies set for Sunset review in upcoming biennia. †The bill also contains the commissionís recommendation to continue the Texas Facilities Commission for six years.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE IMPACT

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly create a criminal offense, increase the punishment for an existing criminal offense or category of offenses, or change the eligibility of a person for community supervision, parole, or mandatory supervision.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

It is the committee's opinion that this bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution.

 

ANALYSIS

 

Moves forward the Sunset date for the Credit Union Department and Credit Union Commission

 

H.B. 3123 changes the Sunset date for the Credit Union Department and Credit Union Commission from 2021 to 2019.

 

Extends the Sunset date for the Texas Facilities Commission

 

H.B. 3123 changes the Sunset date for the Texas Facilities Commission from 2015 to 2021.

 

Removes the Sunset review date of one agency

 

H.B. 3123 repeals the provision in law providing for the Sunset review of the Sulphur River Basin Authority in 2017.

 

Repealers

 

H.B. 3123 repeals Section 1A, Chapter 3, Acts of the 69th Legislature, 1st Called Session, 1985.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

On passage, or, if the bill does not receive the necessary vote, September 1, 2015.