HBA-DMD H.B. 2767 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2767 By: Pickett State, Federal, & International Relations 4/5/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Overburdened infrastructure and a lack of coordination between state and federal agencies at crossings on the Texas-Mexico border has resulted in congestion at Texas-Mexico border crossings, impeding commerce and contributing to pavement damage and air pollution. As the volume of NAFTA-related trade continues to increase, the problems are likely to worsen. H.B. 2767 seeks to address this problem by requiring the governor to designate a "border commerce coordinator" in the governor's office, and further requires the coordinator to study the flow of commerce at ports of entry between Texas and Mexico to establish a plan for improvement. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Chapter 772, Government Code, by adding Section 772.010, as follows: Sec. 772.010. BORDER COMMERCE COORDINATOR. Requires the governor to designate a border commerce coordinator (coordinator) in the governor's office. Sets forth the duties of the coordinator. Requires the governor to appoint the coordinator to serve at the will of the governor. SECTION 2.Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3.Emergency clause.