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Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations
Subcommittee on Base Realignment and Closure
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 78th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Eliot Shapleigh

Craig Estes
Troy Fraser


Katherine Saunders

(512) 463-4779

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78th Session Interim

78th Regular Session

Interim Charges

  • Study and evaluate the implementation of SB 652, SB 1295 and SJR 55, 78th Legislature. Address defense community use of loan programs created by these bills and make recommendations on how to best use loan proceeds to maintain Texas bases. Study the effects of urban encroachment upon Texas military installations.
  • Study and communicate national Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) developments, criteria and timelines to the Texas Military Planning Commission (TMPC) and affected military communities. Coordinate and monitor all BRAC issues associated with the Governor's and Lt. Governor's offices, the TMPC, the Office of State-Federal Relations, the State Congressional Delegation, and the Texas House Committee on Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations.