Texas Legislative Session – May 22

22 05 2009

Today is the 130th day of the legislative session, which is the first day the Senate can consider bills and resolutions; the first day on the Intent Calendar; and the last day for House to consider House Bills on 2nd and 3rd reading.  Attached to this post is an updated listing of Emergency Management related bills that have been filed for this session of the Texas Legislature.   billreport 5-22-09





Texas Citizens Corps will hold Conference in Houston

22 05 2009

The Texas Citizens Corps Conference will be held June 30-July 1 at the Omni Houston Hotel, Four Riverway, in Houston. Dr. David H. McIntyre, director, Integrative Center for Homeland Security at Texas A&M University, is the invited speaker for the first day’s luncheon. Some of the conference topics will include starting and maintaining a CERT program, using technology to recruit and maintain volunteers, neighborhood watch and fire corps. To view the draft agenda, click here. For more information and to download a registration form, go to the following link:

http://www.txregionalcouncil.org/display.php?page=cc/conferenceNotice.php&sub=cc

Fort Bend County initiated its CERT Program in 2007.  The first class of trained citizens graduated on April 10th of that year.  Since that time, the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management has sponsored ten additonal classes.  The number of FBC CERT Alumni now totals 185.   For more information about the County’s CERT Program, please contact Shauna Evans, OEM’s Volunteer Program Manager, at 281-342-6185.