HBA-SEP H.B. 1026 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1026 By: Deshotel State Affairs 3/14/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current law authorizes state buildings to be named for a person only if the person is deceased and was significant in state history. This provision does not apply to university buildings or prisons. However, secure correctional facilities operated by the Texas Youth Commission are not currently exempt from this provision. House Bill 1026 provides this exemption. 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 1026 amends the Government Code to provide that a secure correctional facility operated by the Texas Youth Commission is an additional exception to the provision authorizing a building, that will be used as a state or regional headquarters for a state agency, to bear the name of a person only if the person is deceased and was significant in the state's history. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.