Honorable Rafael Anchia, Chair, House Committee on International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2571 by Johnson (Relating to information on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability in strategic plans of certain state agencies.), Committee Report 1st House, Substituted
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
The bill would amend the Government Code to require the state climatologist to provide a report to the Legislative Budget Board on projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability across the state in a manner and for periods of time required by the bill. The bill would require the Legislative Budget Board to distribute the report to certain state agencies no later than March 1st of each even-numbered year for use in the strategic plans for those agencies.
The bill would require the strategic plans for those specific agencies to include an analysis of expected changes in the services provided by the agency due to projected changes in weather, water availability, and climate variability as determined by the state climatologist's report. The bill would also require strategic plans for those agencies to include a description of the means and strategies for meeting the agency's needs and managing the risks associated with the projected changes as required by the bill.
Based on information provided by the Office of the Governor, the Texas A&M University System Administration, and the Legislative Budget Board, it is assumed that duties and responsibilities associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be accomplished utilizing existing resources.
Local Government Impact
No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
301 Office of the Governor, 710 Texas A&M University System Administrative and General Offices