HBA-SEB H.B. 1368 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1368 By: Edwards House Administration 3/17/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE For more than 100 years, Texans have celebrated June 19th, or Juneteenth, as Emancipation Day, the day that African-American slaves gained the freedom nominally granted to them by the Emancipation Proclamation. The 66th Texas Legislature designated June 19th as an official state holiday. In accordance with Section 448.031, Government Code, which requires the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission to establish a Juneteenth memorial monument, H.B. 1368 designates the location of the Emancipation memorial monument to be on State Capitol grounds. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter B, Chapter 448, Government Code, by adding Section 448.034, as follows: Sec. 448.034. LOCATION OF MONUMENT. Requires the site of the monument established under this chapter (Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historical Commission) to be on the State Capitol grounds. Provides the "State Capitol grounds" means the area south of the Capitol, north of 11th Street, and inside the historic cast-iron fencing. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.