HBA-NIK H.B. 3208 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3208 By: Swinford Land & Resource Management 4/7/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Under Chapter 32 (School Land Board), Natural Resources Code, the School Land Board (board) is required to meet at the General Land Office on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. There may be times when the amount of business facing the board does not warrant meeting so frequently. H.B. 3208 permits these meetings to be held on an as-needed basis, and authorizes the chairman of the board to call special meetings as necessary upon providing notice to other board members. 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 32.016, Natural Resources Code, by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (c), as follows: (a) Requires the School Land Board (board) to hold meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month when necessary for the board to meet. (b) Authorizes the chairman of the board to call special meetings of the board as the chairman deems necessary, through giving notice to other board members. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.