The House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs

85th Legislature

February 13, 2018

1:30 p.m.

Abilene, Texas


Pursuant to a notice posted on February 1, 2018, the House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Gutierrez, at 1:40 p.m. The Committee met in the Abilene Independent School District board room.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Gutierrez; Cain; Lambert; and Wilson.


A quorum was present.



The Committee met and heard invited and public testimony on Interim Charge #3. Examine best practices related to use of the Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program to maximize support for military installations, and how the state can better serve military installations in Texas. Also, evaluate changes that would increase utilization of the Texas Military Revolving Loan Fund.


Testimony taken/registration recorded. (See attached witness list.)


At 2:56 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Gutierrez, Chair




Margaret Wallace, Clerk