80R8971 JSA-D
  By: Kolkhorst H.B. No. 3647
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nullified, superseded, preempted, or otherwise directly affected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 agreements;
             (4)  the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
and any entity created under or in connection with the agreement;
             (5)  North America's SuperCorridor Coalition, Inc.
       (d)  At the request of a member of the legislature or other
state official, the attorney general may consider in connection
with the study any other matter or question related to the matters
described by this section.
       (e)  Not later than December 1, 2007, 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, 2007.