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House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations - 79th R.S. (2005)

Committee Members
Frank Corte, Jr., Chair
Scott Campbell, Vice Chair
Leo Berman, Chair - Budget & Oversight
Abel Herrero
Terri Hodge
David Leibowitz
Tommy Merritt
Paul Moreno
Melissa Noriega
• Evaluate the progress of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 decisions and the redevelopment efforts of the affected communities. Determine ways the state is able to assist these communities in redeveloping their infrastructure to accommodate closures or an influx of military missions into their community.
• Monitor implementation of HB 3112, 79th Legislature, Regular Session, and ensure that the state computer networks and internal information are secure from potential attacks and that personal data is properly secured.
• Assess the state of veterans' benefits, including federally-funded nursing care facilities across the state, job training programs, educational benefits and return-to-work issues.
• Review the process by which identification documents held by foreign nationals are accepted by state agencies. (Joint interim charge with the House Committee on Border and International Affairs)
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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