HBA-KMH H.B. 2147 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2147 By: Flores Urban Affairs 4/5/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE According to the publication "Bordering the Future" produced by the State Comptroller of Public Accounts in July, 1998, Texas does not have adequate affordable housing. The Texas General Land Office is in charge of managing state-owned property. H.B. 2147 requires the Texas General Land Office, through the asset management division, to identify state-owned property which could be used effectively for affordable housing and to consult with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to coordinate these efforts. 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 Section 31.156, Natural Resources Code, by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (e), as follows: (b) Clarifies the scope of recommendations for alternative uses required to be given by the asset management division (division) of the General Land Office to the commissioner of the General Land Office regarding the use of private property or a real estate transaction involving property to include recommendations addressing the potential for development of property to provide: _affordable housing, _commercial or agricultural lease of the property, _other real estate transactions, or _other uses the division may deem in the best interest of the state. (e) Requires the division to consult with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) in determining whether property may potentially be developed to provide affordable housing under Subsection (b). Requires the division and TDHCA to estimate the current market value of any property identified as having the potential for development to provide affordable housing. SECTION 2. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.