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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations - 76th R.S. (1999)

Committee Members
Carlos F. Truan, Chair
Gregory Luna, Vice Chair
Troy Fraser
Steve Ogden
Eliot Shapleigh
Leticia Van de Putte
Charges
• Develop strategies to extend the operational usefulness of Texas military facilities and attract new military missions. The Committee shall limit its recommendations to what Texas government and business, together with localities, are capable of offering without the need for federal action or approval, including increasing the number of public/private economic development partnerships involving active military bases in Texas.
• Assess the effectiveness of state benefits currently available to Texas veterans and make recommendations to improve their delivery. The Committee shall consider, but is not limited to, veterans' workforce and job search assistance; state agency compliance with veterans' preference laws; and the state's educational assistance for veterans, especially any need to modify Section 54.203 of the Education Code (the Hazelwood Act).

Note:
Gregory Luna (Vice-Chair) resigned 9/24/1999. Leticia Van de Putte (Member) appointed 11/10/1999.

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