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File #: 18-6879   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance amending the City of San Antonio’s 2019 State Legislative Program for the 86th Texas Legislative Session. [Carlos Contreras; Assistant City Manager; Jeff Coyle, Director, Government & Public Affairs]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance
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DEPARTMENT HEAD: Jeff Coyle

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide

SUBJECT:
Amendment to the 2019 State Legislative Program

SUMMARY:
Briefing and Ordinance amending the City of San Antonio's 2019 State Legislative Program for the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
The Texas Legislature meets every two years in odd-numbered years. The 86th Texas Legislative Session begins on January 8, 2019.

Prior to the convening of each regular Texas Legislative Session, the City of San Antonio identifies policy priorities and legislative initiatives that it would like to have addressed by the Legislature. These priorities and initiatives are incorporated into a City of San Antonio State Legislative Program. City Council approved the 2019 State Legislative Program on November 15, 2018, through Ordinance Number 2018-11-15-0917. On November 28, the San Antonio Fire & Police Pension Fund Board of Trustees approved legislative initiatives for the 86th Texas Legislative Session. These initiatives support substantive and non-substantive revisions to the state statute governing the San Antonio Fire and Police Pension Fund that advance the City's policy of maintaining a fiscally responsible outlook for public safety pensions and supports public safety personnel.

The proposed amendments to the City's State Legislative Program include an endorsement of the Pension Fund Board's legislative initiatives as adopted on November 28 and a statement of the City's position in regards to other proposed changes to pension law.

ISSUE:
The 86th Regular State Legislative Session will begin on January 8, 2019. The State Legislative Program guides and focuses City's legislative efforts and aligns with City Council priorities. As additional issues are identified which support City Council policies, amendments to the City's Legislative Program are required to authorize staff to support those policies.
The legislative initiatives being purs...

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