HBA-DMD S.B. 1136 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1136 By: Shapleigh State, Federal, & International Relations 4/23/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the flow of trade between Texas and Mexico is threatened by a burdened infrastructure as well as a lack of coordination between state and federal agencies at crossings at the Texas-Mexico border. S.B. 1136 requires the governor to designate a border commerce coordinator (coordinator) in the governor's office in order to address the current problems with the flow of commerce at ports of entry between Texas and Mexico. 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. Requires the coordinator to study the flow of commerce at ports of entry between this state and Mexico, including the movement of commercial vehicles across the border, and to establish a plan to aid that commerce and improve the movement of those vehicles. Requires the governor to appoint the coordinator to serve at the will of the governor. SECTION 2.Effective date: September 1, SECTION 3.Emergency clause.