NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COMMITTEE: S/C on Base Realignment and Closure

TIME & DATE:  9:00AM, Tuesday, September 26, 2006

PLACE: El Paso, Texas

CHAIR: Senator Eliot Shapleigh


The Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure will hold an
interim hearing in El Paso, TX.  The hearing will be held at the
El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway Blvd. North,
El Paso, Texas 79924 at 9:00 am.  The Subcommittee will be meeting jointly
with the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations.

The Subcommittee will hear invited and public testimony regarding interim
charges 1 and 2:

1) Analyze the implementation of SB 252, SB 1481 and HB 2340, 79th Texas
Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations about how the State
can create more financial flexibility for defense dependent communities
working to redevelop closed or realigned Department of Defense
installations and property.

2) Monitor national Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) developments,
overseas BRAC developments, and Department of Defense redevelopment
efforts; and communicate regularly to Texas' various defense dependent
communities, their elected officials and to the Lt. Governor, and Governor
on the redevelopment timeline and efforts. Activities should include:
* Analyze the federally-mandated closure process for the following
installations and communicate regularly with the district Senator and
other elected officials on the specific economic development and property
redevelopment needs of the community: Naval Station Ingleside; Brooks
City-Base, San Antonio; and Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant.
* Analyze the realignment of the various installations across the state
including but not limited to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Fort Bliss
in El Paso and Red River Army Depot in Texarkana and help coordinate
state and local efforts to ensure adequate infrastructure and support.