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House Committee on State, Federal and International Relations - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Bob Hunter, Chair
Paul Moreno, Vice Chair
Leo Berman
Norma Chavez
Gary Elkins
Jerry Madden
Sid Miller
Manny Najera
Richard Peña Raymond
Charges
• Review the readiness of military installations and communities for possible base closings and realignment. Assess opportunities to attract new military units because of base closings in other states.
• Review the state of tourism in rural Texas. Consider tourism products that are successful in rural Texas and those that hold the promise of greater success. Collaborate with local officials and state agencies involved in promoting tourism to design strategies for communities and entrepreneurs to increase tourist business.
• Consult with and monitor state and federal agencies with duties related to commercial and personal traffic across the international border with Mexico. Make suggestions to improve the efficiency of border crossings without compromising security or crime detection operations.
• Develop options for creating a museum of Texas music and music history.
• Review the laws and procedures concerning the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to assure that the award will remain an appropriate symbol of extraordinary merit for Texas veterans.
• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction, including the state veterans medical facilities and, upon passage, implementation of the state veterans cemetery system.

Note:
Richard Raymond (Member) appointed 1/24/2001.
No report was issued.

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