82R2347 JSA-D
  By: Kolkhorst H.B. No. 1129
  relating to a study by the attorney general of the effects on state
  law and authority of certain international and other agreements and
         SECTION 1.  (a) The attorney general shall conduct a study
  to determine whether the law of this state or the legislative
  authority of the Texas Legislature is or may be restricted,
  nullified, superseded, preempted, or otherwise directly affected
               (1)  any existing or proposed compact, agreement, or
  other arrangement between the United States, this state, or a
  political subdivision of this state and a foreign governmental
  entity, including a foreign state or local governmental entity;
               (2)  any international organization, including a
  nonprofit corporation, consisting of public or private entities
  from the United States and any other nation or nations, acting in
  coordination with a federal, state, or local government, or with a
  stated purpose of influencing governmental action or public policy;
               (3)  any foreign or international body acting in
  connection with or under the authority of a compact, agreement, or
  other arrangement described by Subdivision (1) of this subsection,
  through any means including legislative or administrative action,
  judicial or quasijudicial decision, order, rule, regulation, or
  other action.
         (b)  In conducting the study, the attorney general shall
  investigate and report whether any entity described by Subsection
  (a)(2) or (3) of this section has attempted, formally or
  informally, to restrict, nullify, supersede, preempt, or otherwise
  directly affect the law or policy of this state or the authority of
  any state or local governmental body in this state.
         (c)  In conducting the study, the attorney general shall
  include consideration of the following:
               (1)  the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  and any entity created under or in connection with the agreement;
               (2)  the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North
  America (SPP) and any entity created under or in connection with the
  agreement, including the North American Competitiveness Council
               (3)  the World Trade Organization (WTO) and any
  associated agreement;
               (4)  the World Health Organization (WHO) and any
  associated entity or agreement;
               (5)  the United Nations and any associated entity or
  agreement; and
               (6)  North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
         (d)  The attorney general may enter into an agreement or
  other arrangement with a law school at a public institution of
  higher education in this state under which the attorney general may
  make use of the resources and personnel of the law school in
  conducting the study.
         (e)  Not later than December 1, 2012, the attorney general
  shall prepare a report of the findings of the study and provide a
  copy of the report to each member of the legislature.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.