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Interim Hearings – Week of April 28th

Interim Hearings – Week of April 28th
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
April 28th
Charge: Civil liability for interacting with ex-offenders, implications of HB 1188 (83R) and potential expansion of similar protections to landlords
 
Charge: Electronic legal materials, reliability and permanence, possible adoption of Uniform Electronic Legal Materials Act (UELMA)
 
Charge: Issues that inhibit use of wills and access to probate process in Texas, particularly for low-income individuals
 
May 1st
Topic: Economic development, manufacturing, and workforce development in the Houston area
 
House Committee on State Affairs
Charge: Title 15 of the Election Code, requirements for financial reports by campaigns, candidates, officeholders, and political committees
 

Interim Hearings – Week of April 21st

Interim Hearings – Week of April 21st
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
April 22nd
House Committee on Business & Industry
Charge: Voluntary nature of workers' compensation in Texas
 
Charge: Misclassifying employees as independent contractors
 
Charge: Legislative oversight
 
House Committees on Corrections and Criminal Jurisprudence (Joint Hearing, 10:00 a.m.)
Charge: Association between co-occurring serious mental illness and substance use disorders and parole revocation among TDCJ inmates; dual mental health diagnosis
 
House Committee on Corrections (2:00 p.m.)
Charge: Juvenile justice outcome-based financing models that allow the state to partner with private investors and innovative service providers
 
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence (2:00 p.m.) 
Charge: Mental health services for juveniles in the justice system, mental health needs of youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system
 
House Committee on Public Education
Charge: Student achievement at chronically underperforming schools, alternative governance
 
April 23rd
House Committee on Urban Affairs
Topics: organizational hearing, committee schedule, invited testimony from Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Texas Commission on Fire Protection 
 
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations
 
 
April 24th
Charge: Economic development incentives
 
Charge: Governor's Office of Economic Development and Tourism and effectiveness on economic development in Texas
 
House Committees on Technology and Ways and Means (Joint Hearing, 10:00 a.m.)
Charge: Regulatory and tax policy for technology infrastructure
 
House Committee on Technology (2:00 p.m.)
Charge: Abuses in the patent system
 
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations
 
 
April 25th
House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Topic: Coastal tourism and drought impact on Rio Grande turkey populations and wildlife management practices
 

Interim Hearings – Week of April 14th

 
 
April 14th
Charge: Explosion in West, Texas on April 17, 2013
Charge: Driver Responsibility Program
House Committee on Public Health
Charge: Compounding pharmacies, impact of SB 1100, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
Charge: Biologic and follow-on biologic (biosimilar) pharmaceutical products
House Committee on Transportation
Charge: Texas port system
Charge: Passenger and freight rail
Charge: Legislative oversight
Senate Committee on Education
Charge: Redesign of high school English end-of-course exams; STAAR accommodations; redesign of STAAR Alternate exam
Charge: Implementation of HB 5, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
April 15th
House Committee on Human Services
Charge: Foster Care Redesign and impact on child welfare system
Charge: Texas adoption process
Senate Committee on Higher Education
Charge: Closing the Gaps by 2015 and next set of long term higher education goals
Charge: Employment and workforce opportunities for veterans
Charge: Implementation of veteran occupational licensure bills in 83rd Legislature
April 17th
Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Charge: Transparency in the authorization, issuance, and appropriation of debt at the local level
Charge: Fiscal impact of bonds issued by local government

Interim Hearings – Weeks of March 31st and April 7th

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
April 3rd
Charge: Venture capital investment
April 7th
House Committee on Public Health
 
Charge #1: Nonmedical prescription drug abuse
 
Charge #5: State immunization registry; pertussis cases
Charge: Border security and illegal immigration
 
Charge: Crime statistics reporting in Texas, including border crime
 
Charge: Second Amendment and open carry
 
April 10th
Charge: Public-private partnerships
House Committee on Elections
Charge: Help America Vote Act (HAVA)
Charge: Interstate Voter Crosscheck Program
Charge: MOVE Act
 

Interim Hearings – Weeks of March 17th and March 24th

Interim Hearings – Weeks of March 17th and March 24th
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
March 17th 
Topic: Qualifications and term length of appellate court judges;  appointment of regional presiding judges
 
March 24th
House Committee on Human Services
Charge: Monitor and evaluate implementation of SB 7, 83rd Legislature, R.S., including agency preparations for the statewide rollout of STAR+PLUS
  • STAR+PLUS (Overview, Handbook, External Quality Review Organization Reports), Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Medicaid Managed Care Initiatives (STAR+PLUS, Long-Term Services and Supports), Texas Health and Human Services Commission
 
March 25th
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Topic: Classifying 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Topic: Status report from Texas Juvenile Justice Department to include a discussion of its use of facilities, specifically the utilization of the Corsicana Facility and the purposed commitment of state committed juveniles to the formerly closed Crockett Facility, and the agencies budget overruns
March 26th
House Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform
Topic: Paperless charging system for processing criminal cases
 
House Committee on Public Education
Charge: Implementation of HB 5, 83rd Legislature, R.S., creation of additional rigorous mathematics and science courses to meet needs of state's workforce
 
 
Charge: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the tested grades
 
March 27th
House Select Committee on Business & Industry
Charge: State of the Texas economy
 
Charge: Economic impact of credit card and identity theft

Interim Hearings – Week of March 10th

Interim Hearings – Week of March 10th
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
March 10th
House Committee on County Affairs
 
Charge 1: Population growth and impact on housing, available land resources, businesses, and the state's economy
 
Charge 2: Oversight of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, jail issues including mental health
 
Charge 3: Monitor health advisory panel from HB 3793, 83rd Legislature
 
Charge 4: Cite-and-summons policy and effect on overcrowding in county jails
 
Charge 5: Veterans courts and implementation of SB 462, 83rd Legislature (Joint Charge with House Committee on Defense and Veterans' Affairs)
 
Charge 6: Legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature

Interim Hearings, Week of February 24th

Interim Hearings - Week of February 24th
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
February 28th
House Committee on Technology
University Technology Commercialization
 Charge 5: Texas' competitiveness with other states in recruiting and cultivating the software industry, including entertainment software

Interim Hearings, Week of February 17th

Interim Hearings - Week of February 17th
Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
February 21st
Topic: Trade and transportation infrastructure
February 19th
Topics: Overview of sunset process; organizational information; approval of review schedule, operating budget, and Commission rules; person-first respectful language in statutes; project to repair health and human services agencies' statutes
February 20th
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Charge: Child Protective Services
 Charge: Women's health
 

Interim Hearings - Week of December 16th

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
December 18th-19th (12/19 meeting cancelled)
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations
Topic: Invited testimony. Pursuant to Rule 4, Section 12, the Committee "may meet in executive session for the limited purpose of examining a witness or deliberating, considering, or debating a decision...."
 
After meeting in executive session the committee may consider and take action regarding matters deliberated in closed session, including planning, scheduling, courses of action, and ongoing committee business.
 

Interim Hearings - Week of December 9th

Today's Committee Meetings on the LRL website is a calendar of interim committee hearings with links to agendas. Below are resources related to upcoming Interim Hearings.
 
December 11th
House Committee on Administration
Topic: The Committee will meet to consider administrative actions, including the adoption of House Committee budgets for the remainder of the interim.  Testimony will not be taken.

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