The Firefighters’ Star of Texas Award shall be awarded to each firefighter who is seriously injured in the line of duty and the surviving next of kin of each firefighter who is killed or sustains a fatal injury in the line of duty.
The Firefighters’ Star of Texas Award Advisory Committee shall advise the governor on the issuance, design, and presentation of the Firefighters’ Star of Texas Award.
The committee consists of three current or retired firefighters appointed by the governor who have each served with distinction during a lengthy career as a firefighter.Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 614, Sec. 2, eff. June 20, 2003.Renumbered from Government Code, Section 3105.003 (Eligibility for Monument) by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 728 (H.B. 2018), Sec. 23.001 (Juvenile Jurisdiction)(43), eff. September 1, 2005.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 990 (H.B. 1977), Sec. 2, eff. June 18, 2005.