Bill Sponsors: TX SB1049 | 2015-2016 | 84th Legislature

Senator Donna Campbell [R]PrimarySponsored BillsSD-025FollowTheMoney
Senator Judith Zaffirini [D]CosponsorSponsored BillsSD-021FollowTheMoney
Representative Kenneth Sheets [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-107FollowTheMoney
Representative Dwayne Bohac [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-138FollowTheMoney
Representative Dennis Bonnen [R]PrimarySponsored BillsHD-025FollowTheMoney
This Legislative Session, the Legislature continued its commitment to assist Veterans interested in becoming entrepreneurs.
Senate Bill 660 by Senator Jose Rodriguez and Rep. Cesar Blanco established regional coordinators within the Veterans Entrepreneur Program at TVC.

These regional coordinators will be strategically placed around the state to assist aspiring Veteran business owners and those Veterans that are already business owners. Additionally, Senate Bill 1049 by Senator Donna Campbell and Rep. Kenneth Sheets increases opportunities for new Veteran business owners by exempting them from the franchise tax and fees imposed on the filing of certain reports with the Secretary of State.  
Effective January 1, 2016, in accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 1049, the Texas Veterans Commission shall provide to a Veteran, who meets the qualification requirements, a written verification of that status in a form required by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Note: this process does NOT verify Veteran Owned status. The process merely serves to verify that the individual submitting their Department of Defense form 214 (DD214) to the Texas Veterans Commission in accordance with Section 171.005(b) of SB 1049 is an Honorably Discharged Veteran of one of the branches of the United States Military. Click here for more information.


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Duncan McGhee
Program Manager
Phone: 512/ 936-6677

Program Specialist
Phone: 512/ 463-2403

Robyn Provost, MBA
Program Specialist
Phone: 512/ 463-7284

Patrick E. Alcorn, MBA
Program Specialist
Dallas, TX 75204-5925
469/ 660-9453 
Thomas P. Palladino, Executive Director
Colonel, US Army (Retired)
Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, Texas 78711-2277
[Stephen F. Austin Bldg., Suite 800;
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