The mission and performance of the Texas Veterans Commission are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency’s funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate ... Continue Reading
VETERANS MENTAL HEALTH
Senate Bill 55, authored by Senator Jane Nelson and Rep. Susan King, enhances existing mental health programs for Veterans by supporting community-based efforts. The Texas Veterans Initiative is an innovative pilot program created to address the mental health needs of Texas Veterans. This public private partnership will provide an opportunity for the state of Texas, private donors and local communities to collaborate and create enduring partnerships that share responsibility and accountability for addressing mental health needs of Texas ... Continue Reading
Prepared by the Texas Veterans Commission
House Bill 120 House Author: Larson/Guillen
Effective: 9/1/2013 Senate Sponsor: Campbell
The bill amends the Transportation Code to require the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue specialty license plates for recipients of the Defense Superior Service Medal and amends Transportation Code, Section 504.3015, to require one set of the new specialty license plate to be issued without payment of the vehicle registration fee.
House Bill 150 House Author: Larson et al.
Effective: 6/14/2013 Senate Sponsor: Van de Putte
The bill requires the display of flags at half-staff at the Capitol ... Continue Reading