Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
9:00 AM, Tuesday, May 13, 2008
El Paso, Texas
Senator Leticia Van de Putte
The Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations will
hold a joint hearing with the Senate Subcommittee on Base Realignment and
Closure, and the House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal
Relations on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 9:00 am. The hearing will be held at
the El Paso Community Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway Boulevard North,
El Paso, Texas.
The committees will hear invited testimony only on the following interim
Monitor national and overseas BRAC developments and Department of Defense
redevelopment efforts.
Monitor and 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.
Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Subcommittee on
Base  Realignment and Closure (BRAC), 80th Legislature, Regular Session,
and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance,
and/or complete implementation.
Focus on implementation of the following:
-SB 962 relating to school districts affected by troop reassignments at
military installations,
-SB 1237 relating to defense base development authorities,
-SB 1724 relating to the Texas Military Facilities Commission,
-SB 1743 relating to the Red River Redevelopment Authority,
-SB 1956 relating to areas affected by defense restructuring, and
-HB 3879 relating to defense base development authorities.
The committee will address any unfinished business from
previously scheduled hearings.