Bill Text: TX SB89 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-12 - Filed [SB89 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB89-Introduced.html
  86R1490 JG-F
 
  By: Hall S.B. No. 89
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to a ribbon for certain members of the military forces who
  served in support of operations to secure the Texas border.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 437.355(a), Government Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         (a)  The governor or adjutant general, if delegated the
  authority, may adopt policies and regulations relating to awarding:
               (1)  the Texas Purple Heart Medal, which shall be
  awarded to a service member who:
                     (A)  after September 11, 2001:
                           (i)  was inducted into federal service from
  the Texas National Guard; and
                           (ii)  meets the criteria for an award of the
  federal Purple Heart Medal; or
                     (B)  was wounded or killed at Fort Hood on
  November 5, 2009;
               (2)  the Texas Superior Service Medal, which shall be
  awarded to:
                     (A)  a service member of the Texas military forces
  who has:
                           (i)  completed 30 or more years of honorable
  state service or a combination of state and federal service; and
                           (ii)  continually demonstrated superior
  performance and service while assigned to key leadership positions
  demanding responsibility; or
                     (B)  a civilian who has contributed significant
  service to the Texas military forces;
               (3)  the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal, which
  shall be awarded to a member of the military forces of this state,
  another state, or the United States for exceptionally outstanding
  achievement or service to this state in performance of a duty of
  great responsibility while serving with the Texas military forces
  for whom the department receives a letter of recommendation for
  award of the Lone Star Distinguished Service Medal that:
                     (A)  gives an account of the exceptional
  achievement or service; and
                     (B)  includes facts and photographs, and extracts
  from official documents to support and amplify the facts;
               (4)  the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, which shall
  be awarded to a service member of the military forces of this state,
  another state, or the United States who has performed service in a
  superior and clearly outstanding manner;
               (5)  the Texas Humanitarian Service Medal, which shall
  be awarded to a service member who:
                     (A)  does not meet the criteria for an award of the
  federal Humanitarian Service Medal;
                     (B)  is a member of the Texas military forces; and
                     (C)  while serving on state active duty or active
  duty under state authority in accordance with Title 32, United
  States Code, participates satisfactorily in defense support to a
  mission under civilian authority to protect life or property during
  or soon after a natural disaster or civil unrest in the state;
               (6)  the Texas Homeland Defense Service Medal, which
  shall be awarded to a service member of the Texas military forces
  who served:
                     (A)  on or after September 11, 2001;
                     (B)  on state active duty or active duty under
  state authority in accordance with Title 32, United States Code;
  and
                     (C)  satisfactorily in defense support to a
  mission in the state under civilian authority;
               (7)  the Federal Service Medal, which shall be awarded
  to a service member who was inducted into federal service from the
  Texas military forces between June 15, 1940, and January 1, 1946, or
  after June 1, 1950, if the service was for more than 90 days;
               (8)  the Texas Combat Service Ribbon, which shall be
  awarded to a service member of the Texas National Guard who served,
  after September 11, 2001, in a hostile fire zone as designated by
  the United States secretary of defense;
               (9)  the Texas Faithful Service Medal, which shall be
  awarded to a member of the Texas military forces who has completed
  five years of honorable service during which the service member has
  shown fidelity to duty, efficient service, and great loyalty to
  this state;
               (10)  the Texas Medal of Merit, which shall be awarded
  to a member of the military forces of this state, another state, or
  the United States who performs outstanding service or attains
  extraordinary achievement in behalf of the state or United States;
               (11)  the Texas State Guard Service Medal, which shall
  be awarded to a service member who completes three consecutive
  years of honorable service in the Texas State Guard during which the
  service member has shown fidelity to duty, efficient service, and
  great loyalty to this state;
               (12)  the Texas Desert Shield/Desert Storm Campaign
  Medal, which shall be awarded to a service member who was inducted
  into federal service from the Texas National Guard after August 1,
  1990, in support of Operation Desert Shield or Operation Desert
  Storm, without regard to the place that the service member was
  deployed while serving on active federal military duty;
               (13)  the Texas Iraqi Campaign Medal, which shall be
  awarded to a service member who was inducted into federal service
  from the Texas National Guard, without regard to the place that the
  service member was deployed while serving on active federal
  military duty, after:
                     (A)  March 19, 2003, in support of Operation Iraqi
  Freedom; or
                     (B)  August 31, 2010, in support of Operation New
  Dawn;
               (14)  the Texas Afghanistan Campaign Medal, which shall
  be awarded to a service member who was inducted into federal service
  from the Texas National Guard after October 6, 2001, in support of
  Operation Enduring Freedom, without regard to the place that the
  service member was deployed while serving on active federal
  military duty; [and]
               (15)  the Cold War Medal, which, subject to Subsection
  (c), shall be awarded to a member of the military forces of this
  state or the United States who:
                     (A)  served between September 2, 1945, and
  December 26, 1991; and
                     (B)  was a resident of this state at the time the
  service member entered military service; and
               (16)  the Texas Border Security and Support Service
  Ribbon, which shall be awarded to a member of the state military
  forces who served:
                     (A)  on or after July 28, 2014;
                     (B)  on state active duty for at least 30
  consecutive days; and
                     (C)  satisfactorily in support of operations to
  secure the Texas border.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.
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