78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 573, Chapter 1020 Page: 2 of 4
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H.B. No. 573
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(c) To receive the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor, a
person must be nominated during a regular session of the
legislature by majority vote of all the members of a nominating
committee consisting of:
(1) the adjutant general or the adjutant general's
(2) the lieutenant governor or the lieutenant
governor's designated representative;
(3) the speaker of the house of representatives or the
speaker's designated representative; and
(4) the chair of the standing committee of each house
of the legislature with primary jurisdiction over military and
(d) The legislature by concurrent resolution may direct the
governor to award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to a person
nominated by the nominating committee. The committee chairs
serving on the nominating committee shall jointly prepare a
concurrent resolution directing the governor to award the medal to
a person nominated. The legislature may direct the medal to be
awarded only during a regular session and may not direct the medal
to be awarded to more than one person during a regular session.
SECTION 2. Section 431.136, Government Code, is amended to
read as follows:
Sec. 431.136. AWARDING. The governor awards the Texas
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 78th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 573, Chapter 1020, legislative document, 2003-05/2003-06; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth158740/m1/2/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.