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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Eliot Shapleigh, Chair
Craig Estes
Troy Fraser
Todd Staples
• Analyze the implementation of SB 252, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, SB 1481, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and HB 2340, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations about how the State can create more financial flexibility for defense dependent communities working to redevelop closed or realigned Department of Defense installations and property.
• Monitor national Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) developments, overseas BRAC developments, and Department of Defense redevelopment efforts; and communicate regularly to Texas' various defense dependent communities, their elected officials and to the Lt. Governor, and Governor on the redevelopment timeline and efforts. Activities should include:
  • Analyze the federally-mandated closure process for the following installations and communicate regularly with the district Senator and other elected officials on the specific economic development and property redevelopment needs of the community: Naval Station Ingleside; Brooks City-Base, San Antonio; and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant
  • Analyze the realignment of the various installations across the state including but not limited to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Fort Bliss in El Paso and Red River Army Depot in Texarkana and help coordinate state and local efforts to ensure adequate infrastructure and support.

Todd Staples (Member) appointed and Troy Fraser (Member) removed, 02/03/2006.

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