HBA-JEK H.C.R. 114 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.C.R. 114 By: Delisi State, Federal & International Relations 2/25/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Though Texas is home to 1.5 million veterans of the armed forces, a 1997 legislative study concluded that Central Texas lacks a national cemetery for veterans and deserves priority consideration for such a cemetery. Fort Hood, located in Bell County, is the largest military base in the world and an integral part of defense affairs in Central Texas. House Concurrent Resolution 114 calls for the first state veterans cemetery to be located at Fort Hood in Bell County, contingent on the passage of legislation creating a Texas Veterans Cemetery System. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this resolution does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. ANALYSIS House Concurrent Resolution 114 directs the governing body of the state entity charged to establish and oversee the Texas Veterans Cemetery System (system) to locate the first state veterans cemetery in Bell County, on post at Fort Hood, contingent on the passage of legislation creating the system.