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  86R14084 SRA-D
 
  By: Zaffirini S.B. No. 2104
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the creation of the Texas Veterans County Service
  Officer Task Force.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter B, Chapter 434, Government Code, is
  amended by adding Section 434.040 to read as follows:
         Sec. 434.040.  TEXAS VETERANS COUNTY SERVICE OFFICER TASK
  FORCE. (a)  In this section, "task force" means the Texas Veterans
  County Service Officer Task Force. 
         (b)  The Texas Veterans County Service Officer Task Force is
  established to study the impact and efficacy of officers in this
  state. 
         (c)  The task force is composed of the following members:
               (1)  the chair of the House Committee on Defense and
  Veterans' Affairs;
               (2)  the chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran
  Affairs and Border Security;
               (3)  a representative of the Texas Veterans Commission;
               (4)  officers from various regions of the state; and 
               (5)  a representative of the Texas Coalition of
  Veterans Organizations. 
         (d)  The task force shall:
               (1)  examine the role and duties of officers in each
  county; 
               (2)  identify the regions of this state that are in need
  of officers; and 
               (3)  determine types and levels of support needed from
  this state in order for officers to appropriately advocate for the
  veterans served by the officers.
         (e)  Not later than December 1, 2020, the task force shall
  prepare and submit a report on the issues described in Subsection
  (d) to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Border Security,
  House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs, and Texas
  Veterans Commission.
         (f)  This section expires January 1, 2021. 
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.