BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

 

C.S.H.B. 1524

By: Shaheen

Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence

Committee Report (Substituted)

 

 

 

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

 

It has been noted that certain state laws still contain references to the former General Services Commission and the former Texas Building and Procurement Commission, which can make understanding statutory references difficult. C.S.H.B. 1524 seeks to update references to those former agencies.

 

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

 

C.S.H.B. 1524 amends the Government Code, Health and Safety Code, Local Government Code, and Natural Resources Code to update references to the former General Services Commission and to the former Texas Building and Procurement Commission by replacing them, as applicable, with references to the Texas Facilities Commission and references to the comptroller of public accounts.

 

C.S.H.B. 1524 repeals the following Government Code provisions:

         Section 2170.0011

         Section 2170.0012

         Section 2262.001(1-a)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

 

September 1, 2019.

 

COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND SUBSTITUTE

 

C.S.H.B. 1524 differs from the original in minor or nonsubstantive ways to make technical corrections.