SB 0983 Creates a Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Homeland Security
Sponsor:Sims Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:4126S.01I Fiscal Note:4126-01
Committee:Pensions and General Laws
Last Action:02/13/02 - Hearing Conducted S Pensions & General Laws Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:Emergency Clause
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SB 983 - This act creates the Joint Committee on Terrorism, Bioterrorism, and Homeland Security, to be composed of seven members of the House and seven members of the Senate. A new Section 38.050 provides for appointments to continue during the member's term of office. No party may be represented by more than four members from either chamber.

The Committee must analyze current efforts, devise a standard reporting system, determine changes needed, and make other recommendations. The Committee must meet within thirty days after its creation and must meet at least quarterly thereafter. A report is due by January 15th of each year.

This act contains an emergency clause and will expire December 31, 2007.