COMMITTEE:    Defense & Veterans' Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  10:00 AM, Monday, March 22, 2021 

PLACE:       E2.028 
CHAIR:       Rep. Richard Peña Raymond 


HCR 51         Morales, Christina
Urging the United States Congress to pass the I am Vanessa Guillén Act.

HB 2678        Bonnen                                                
Relating to the designation of the portion of State Highway 3 in Dickinson as the Sergeant Andrew James Creighton Memorial Highway.

HB 1589        Davis                                                 
Relating to paid leave for public officers and employees engaged in certain military service.

HB 1736        Romero, Jr.                                           
Relating to assisting inmates in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in obtaining federal veterans disability benefits.

HB 2115        Romero, Jr.                                           
Relating to the provision of citizenship assistance to veterans by the Texas Veterans Commission.

HCR 25         Krause | et al.                                        
Expressing support for full funding of the U.S. Army's Future Vertical Lift program, including the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

HB 1936        Bucy                                                  
Relating to the issuance of specialty license plates to honor members of the United States Army Special Forces.

HB 2431        Murr                                                  
Relating to the designation of a portion of State Highway 173 in Bandera County as the Master Sergeant Rodney Lee Buentello Memorial Highway.

HB 2307        White | et al.                                         
Relating to the award of grants by the Texas Workforce Commission to facilitate the participation of certain veterans and military personnel in apprenticeship training programs.

HB 2739        Lopez                                                 
Relating to state agency information on child-care services available to veterans and their families.

HB 2740        Lopez                                                 
Relating to the posting of certain business and occupational licensing information on state agency websites and the Texas Veterans Portal.

HB 2210        Raymond | et al.                                       
Relating to the authority of a local government to enter into an intergovernmental support agreement with a branch of the armed forces of the United States.

HB 2167        Morrison                                              
Relating to the designation of the portion of U.S. Highway 77 in Refugio County as the Lieutenant Lloyd H. "Pete" Hughes Medal of Honor Memorial Highway.

HB 2356        Neave                                                 
Relating to a veteran suicide tracking system and required reporting of veteran suicides by certain persons.

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Bills added after last posting:

HB 1589

HB 1736

HB 2115

HB 2678


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