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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure - 80th R.S. (2007)

Committee Members
Eliot Shapleigh, Chair
Craig Estes
Chris Harris
Charges
• Monitor national and overseas BRAC developments and Department of Defense redevelopment efforts.
• Monitor and analyze the closure process for the following installations and communicate with district Senators and communities: Naval Station Ingleside; Brooks City-Base, San Antonio; and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.
• Monitor and 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.
• Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation. Focus on implementation of the following:

  • SB 962, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to school districts affected by troop reassignments at military installations,

  • SB 1237, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to defense base development authorities,

  • SB 1724, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the Texas Military Facilities Commission,

  • SB 1743, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to the Red River Redevelopment Authority,

  • SB 1956, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to areas affected by defense restructuring, and

  • HB 3879, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, relating to defense base development authorities

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