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House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee Members
Frank Corte, Jr., Chair
Scott Campbell, Vice Chair
Leo Berman, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Dianne White Delisi
John Mabry, Jr.
Tommy Merritt
Paul Moreno
Rick Noriega
Gene Seaman
Charges
• Examine ways that Texas and other states assist local communities that are affected by military base closures. Include opportunities for Texas to benefit from Base Realignment and Closure Commission actions.
• Monitor the development of a Homeland Security Strategy as set forth in HB 9, 78th Legislature, Regular Session, under the Office of the Governor and identify ways to bring homeland security missions to Texas.
• Evaluate the uses and security of the ports in the state, including optimizing their role in the deployment of military troops and what measures the state can take to minimize security risks from potential terrorist attacks.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction, including the implementation of the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and other legislation by the 78th Legislature.

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