Bill Text: TX SR559 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Enrolled

Bill Title: Recognizing Friends of the Governor's Mansion on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 19-12)

Status: (Passed) 2019-04-10 - Again read [SR559 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SR559-Enrolled.html
         WHEREAS, Friends of the Governor's Mansion is celebrating
  its 40th anniversary in 2019; and
         WHEREAS, Established in 1979 by Governor William
  P. Clements Jr. and First Lady Rita Clements, the nonprofit
  organization is dedicated to maintaining the Texas Governor's
  Mansion and preserving its historical and cultural integrity;
  the group also works to educate the public about the building and
  its contents; and
         WHEREAS, Friends of the Governor's Mansion raises funds to
  acquire museum-quality artwork as well as antique furnishings
  made in the United States that enhance the mansion and reflect
  its significance in the annals of Texas; it oversees the Mansion
  Collection of furnishings and state-owned artifacts, restoring
  and replacing items as needed; and
         WHEREAS, Passersby can readily observe the organization's
  attention to the exterior of the mansion; Friends of the
  Governor's Mansion supports a garden fund that provides for
  seasonal plantings, and the group offers advice on significant
  landscaping projects; and
         WHEREAS, Managed by a statewide board of directors,
  Friends of the Governor's Mansion performs its activities at the
  mansion through memoranda of agreement with the Texas Historical
  Commission and the State Preservation Board; the governor and
  first lady serve as advisory members of the board, which includes
  two current members of THC, as well as the executive directors of
  THC and SPB and the citizen member of SPB; and
         WHEREAS, The dedicated stewardship of Friends of the
  Governor's Mansion ensures that this state treasure sets the
  highest standard of historical preservation while remaining a
  home that each governor's family endows with its own traditions;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby congratulate Friends of the Governor's
  Mansion on its 40th anniversary and commend all those associated
  with this noteworthy organization; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for the organization as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas Senate.
Alvarado Huffman Perry
Bettencourt Hughes Powell
Birdwell Johnson Rodríguez
Buckingham Kolkhorst Schwertner
Campbell Lucio Seliger
Creighton Menéndez Taylor
Fallon Miles Watson
Flores Nelson West
Hall Nichols Whitmire
Hinojosa Paxton Zaffirini
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 9, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate