Tex. Gov't Code Section 421.002
Homeland Security Strategy


The governor shall direct homeland security in this state and shall develop a statewide homeland security strategy that improves the state’s ability to:


protect against homeland security threats and hazards;


respond to homeland security emergencies;


recover from homeland security emergencies;


mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters; and


prevent significant criminal and terrorist attacks.


The governor’s homeland security strategy shall coordinate homeland security activities among and between local, state, and federal agencies and the private sector and must include specific plans for:


intelligence gathering and analysis;


information sharing;


reducing the state’s vulnerability to homeland security emergencies;


protecting critical infrastructure;


protecting the state’s international border, ports, and airports;


detecting, deterring, and defending against terrorism, including cyber-terrorism and biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism;


positioning equipment, technology, and personnel to improve the state’s ability to respond to a homeland security emergency;


directing the Texas Fusion Center and giving the center certain forms of authority to implement the governor’s homeland security strategy; and


using technological resources to:


facilitate the interoperability of government technological resources, including data, networks, and applications;


coordinate the warning and alert systems of state and local agencies;


incorporate multidisciplinary approaches to homeland security; and


improve the security of governmental and private sector information technology and information resources.


The governor’s homeland security strategy must complement and operate in coordination with federal strategic guidance on homeland security.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1312, Sec. 1, eff. June 21, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1178 (H.B. 3324), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 616 (S.B. 1393), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.

Source: Section 421.002 — Homeland Security Strategy, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­421.­htm#421.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 421.002’s source at texas​.gov