Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Committees - Committee overviewprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view


Lunar Landing Commission - 61st R.S. (1969)

Committee Members
Tommy Shannon, Chair
Chet Brooks, Vice Chair
H.J. 'Doc' Blanchard
Clyde Haynes, Jr.
Barbara Jordan
Jack Ogg
Charges
• The commission, working under the leadership and at the direction of the Governor of Texas, shall join the Governor in selecting an artist to design the Medal of Valor, which will embody the historical and incalculable significance of the flight of Apollo 11 and the bravery and daring of the men who brought the mission to its successful conclusion. The commission shall carry forward all processes in having the medal prepared, from design to die and casting; as soon as the medal has been struck and accepted, the commission shall make sure that the die is placed in the archives of the state with other historical mementoes of the state never to be used again.
• The commission shall also make arrangements for appropriate ceremonies when the Medal of Valor is presented to the Apollo 11 astronauts. A separate medal shall be presented to each of the three astronauts in ceremonies with the dignity and distinction appropriate to the glorious achievements of the moon landing and its implications to mankind.

Note:
Appointed by Lieutenant Governor (Senate Journal appendix, 61st Regular, p. 2325) and Speaker 10/9/1969 (House Journal, 61st 1st C.S., p. 263), pursuant to SCR 6, 61st 1st C.S. Speaker appointed Tommy Shannon as Chair; committee meeting minutes (L1836.60 L972) show Chair Martin Dies and Vice-Chair Chet Brooks.

Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.