COMMITTEE:    Defense & Veterans' Affairs 

TIME & DATE:  10:30 AM or upon final adjourn./recess or bill referral if permission granted
Thursday, April 13, 2023 

PLACE:        E2.026 
CHAIR:        Rep. Terry M. Wilson 


The committee will meet to discuss pending business, and the following bills:


HB 538         Bailes                                    
Relating to the designation of portions of the state highway system as memorial highways for veterans.

HB 5150        Bailes                                    
Relating to the designation of a portion of Farm-to-Market Road 2090 in Montgomery County as the Lance Corporal Armando Hernandez Memorial Highway.

HB 4174        Hefner                                    
Relating to qualifications for certain individuals for veterans benefits.

HB 2951        Buckley | et al.                          
Relating to the establishment of a service dog pilot program for certain veterans.

HB 3031        Johnson, Julie                            
Relating to a grant program for members of the Texas military forces experiencing financial hardship caused by a tax withholding error.

HB 4421        Wilson                                    
Relating to qualifications for and limitations on awarding the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor.

HB 4861        Wilson                                    
Relating to the creation and issuance of specialty license plates.

HB 5229        Wilson                                    
Relating to an employment preference for members of the military and their spouses for positions at state agencies.

HB 4972        Garcia                         Posting Rule Suspended
Relating to a study on mental health services provided to veterans through the Texas Veterans Commission.


For those persons who will be testifying, information for in-person witness registration, can be found here: https://mytxlegis.capitol.texas.gov/HWRSPublic/About.aspx


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Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting: https://comments.house.texas.gov/home?c=c305




Bills added after last posting:

HB 4972


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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.