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Interim Hearings - Week of August 29

Interim Hearings - Week of August 29
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.
 
August 29 Top
House Committee on County Affairs 
Charge: County cybersecurity policies
 
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including Child Protective Services, 1115 Transformation Waiver, and criminal justice programs in Bexar County
 
August 30 Top
House Committee on Transportation
Topic: TxDOT Rail Division
Topic: TxDOT Rural Transit Division
Topic: TxDOT General Aviation Division
Topic: TxDOT HB 2612 report
Topic: TxDOT on utility relocation
Topic: Presentation from TTI on Transportation Network Companies
House Select Committee on Transportation Planning
Topic: Update from TxDOT working group on project selection criteria, rules and policies for project prioritization and selection, and funding categories
August 31 Top
House Committee on Urban Affairs
Charge 1: Demographic trends in Texas for affordable housing and senior housing 
Charge 2: Gentrification's effect on affordable housing 
Charge 3: Guidelines for the appraisal of Affordable Housing Properties financed with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) 
Charge 4: Current Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs preservation programs for rural rental housing 
 
 

Interim Hearings - Week of August 22

Interim Hearings - Week of August 22 
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.
Week of August 22
August 22 Top
House Committee on Land & Resource Management
Charge: Coastal erosion
Charge: Natural disaster preparedness and response 
August 23 Top
House Committee on Special Purpose Districts
Charge 1: Municipal Management Districts and/or Improvement Districts 
 
Charge 2: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including opportunities to streamline the purpose of multiple districts created within the same area, while maintaining the mission of special purpose districts
House Committee on Licensing & Administrative Procedures   
Charge: Occupational licensing
Charge: Regulatory functions across agencies and departments
Charge: Powdered alcohol and impact on underage drinking
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Charge 7: Civil asset forfeiture laws
Topic: Bullying in Texas schools, cyberbullying in the digital age
Senate Committee on Higher Education
Charge: Tuition and fee waivers and exemptions, tuition set-asides, financial aid
August 24 Top
Charge 13: Review of current public education programs administered by the Texas Education Agency that are funded outside of the Foundation School Program
House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Topic 1: Maintaining military value of defense installations and communities
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Charge 1: GPS monitoring in protective orders, family violence prevention
August 25 Top
Joint Interim Committee to Study Development of a Cruise Industry
Topic: Development and potential economic impact of a cruise industry on the Texas coast between Calhoun and Cameron counties
 
 
 

Interim Hearings - Week of August 15

Interim Hearings - Week of August 15 
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.
August 15 Top
House Committee on State Affairs
Charge: Contracting monitoring, compliance, performance evaluation and notification requirements for contracting procedures
Charge: Administrative process used to determine utility rates
Charge: How Public Utility Commission of Texas and utility providers can ensure consumer protection regarding metering devices for water, gas, and electricity service
Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Charge 2: Home rule municipalities, adoption of ordinances
Charge 4: Municipal management districts (MMDs)
Charge 5: Statutes and Rules that govern Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., et al.
Charge 6: Government accountability in elections - improve transparency regarding public debt
August 16 Top
 
House Select Committee on Mental Health
Invited testimony on Mental/behavioral health care services in Texas, including, but not limited to substance abuse, homelessness,  veterans, gaps in programs, and improving delivery of services
Senate Committee on Education
Charge: School board governance policies and practices, school board training requirements, suggestions for better student outcomes, particularly within the framework set for low-performing schools in HB 1842, 84th Legislature, R.S.
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically initiatives to build a high-quality pre-kindergarten grant program; and legislation to raise standards of teacher preparation programs and establish a more consistent, high-quality accountability system
August 17 Top
House Select Committee on Mental Health
Public testimony on mental health/behavioral health care services in Texas
 
August 18 Top
Joint Interim Committee on Advertising Public Notices
Topic: Rules and organizational business
Topic: Use of technology in posting and advertising to the public of legally required notices
 

Interim Hearings - Week of August 1

Interim Hearings - Week of August 1
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.
August 2 Top
House Research Organization Steering Committee
Topic: House Research Organization budget for fiscal 2017
 
August 3 Top
Senate Committee on Education
Charge: Comprehensive performance review of all public schools in Texas
 
Charge: Structure and performance of Harris County Department of Education and Dallas County Schools
  • Texas Education Code § 11.301, Application of Former Law
  • Vernon's Texas Codes Annotated, Texas Education Code, Volume 2, Title 2 - Appendix - Former Chapters with Continued Application (Former Education Code Chapter 17, County Administration and Chapter 18, Countywide Equalization Fund or County Unit System of Equalization Taxation), Library Call Number: LAW-TEX
 
 
 
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically legislation to require a minimum number of minutes of instruction for each school year
August 4 Top
House Committee on County Affairs 
Charge: County cybersecurity policies
Charge: Texas Commission on Jail Standards, resources and structure in oversight, regulation, and enforcement of county jails 
Charge: Internet publication of mug shots and criminal history information  
Charge: Services provided by sheriffs and constables and whether fee schedules allow cost recovery
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including Child Protective Services and 1115 Transformation Waiver
 

Interim Hearings - Week of July 25

Interim Hearings - Week of July 25  
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.
 
July 25
Charge: Surface water and groundwater
 
Charge: State Water Plan
 
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically monitor the Texas Water Development Board's process in the identification and designation of brackish groundwater zones
 
Topic: Report and testimony from the Comptroller of Public Accounts regarding the financial condition of this state
 

Interim Hearings - Week of July 18

Interim Hearings - Week of July 18
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.
July 18 Top
Charge: Funding the state's transportation including Proposition 1, 83rd 3rd C.S., and Proposition 7, 84th R.S.; budget structure for TxDOT
 
July 19 Top
House Committee on Appropriations
Charge 16: Effectiveness of the Department of Public Safety's use of border security funds, border security metrics
House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V  Charge: Deferred maintenance and physical plant needs of state buildings
 
July 21Top
House Committee on County Affairs 
Charge: County cybersecurity policies
 
Charge: Texas Commission on Jail Standards, resources and structure in oversight, regulation, and enforcement of county jails 
 
Charge: Internet publication of mug shots and criminal history information  
 
Charge: Services provided by sheriffs and constables and whether fee schedules allow cost recovery
 
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including Child Protective Services and 1115 Transformation Waiver
 
Joint Oversight Committee on Government Facilities 
Topic: Status of deferred maintenance and new buildings in the Capitol Complex and North Austin Complex approved by the 84th Legislature
 

Interim Hearings - Weeks of July 4 and 11

Interim Hearings - Weeks of July 4 and 11
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.
July 7 Top
House Committee on County Affairs
Charge: Texas Commission on Jail Standards, resources and structure in oversight, regulation, and enforcement of county jails 
Charge: Internet publication of mug shots and criminal history information  
Charge: Risk and mitigation of wildfires, floods, and other natural hazards in the wildland-urban interface; natural disasters  
Charge: County cybersecurity policies
Charge: Services provided by sheriffs and constables and whether fee schedules allow cost recovery
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including Child Protective Services and 1115 Transformation Waiver
July 12 Top
House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics
Charge 4: State agencies' use of emergency leave and settlement payments
House Committee on Human Services
Charge 3: Foster care system
July 13 Top
House Committees on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Article II and Public Health (Joint Hearing)
Joint charge: Trauma system in the state of Texas
Charge 9: Hospital reimbursement methodologies, including rural and children's hospitals; extension of the Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement 1115 waiver
Topic: State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT)
 

Interim Hearings - Week of June 20

Interim Hearings - Week of June 20
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.
 
June 20   Top
Charge: State Water Plan
June 21  Top
House Committee on Higher Education
Charge 6: Educational opportunities for non-traditional students, adult learners
June 23  Top
Overview of Sunset process and schedule; approval of operating budget and rules; discussion and approval of changes to across-the-board recommendations
Staff presentation and public testimony (public input form for agencies under review)
 

Interim Hearings - Week of June 13

Interim Hearings - Week of June 13
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.
 
June 13
House Committee on Pensions
Topic: Houston pension funds
Charge 4: Structural reforms to state public pension plans, feasibility of one-time funding increases
June 16
Charge 7: Shared economy growth
Charge 9: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including updates regarding transfer of duties and services from health and human services agencies to the Texas Workforce Commission, and impact of incentive reform legislation
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Charge: Collaborative partnerships between state-owned mental health hospitals and university health science centers
Charge: Diversion of individuals with serious mental illness from criminal justice settings, recidivism prevention
Charge: Tele-monitoring and telemedicine services for adults and children with complex medical needs, correctional facilities, rural areas
 

Interim Hearings - Week of June 6

Interim Hearings - Week of June 6
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.
June 8 Top
House Committee on Business & Industry
Charge: Shared economy growth
Charge: Property owners associations
June 9 Top
House Committee on Business & Industry
Charge: Business cybersecurity
Charge: Shareholders of Texas corporate forms
House and Senate Select Committees on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, & Assessment (Joint Hearing)  
Topic: Potential ways to ensure the state is able to identify, track, and maintain information on the location, condition, and replacement value of all real property owned by the state
Invited testimony: State Office of Risk Management, Legislative Budget Board
June 10 Top
House Committee on County Affairs  
Charge: County cybersecurity policies
Charge: Texas Commission on Jail Standards, resources and structure in oversight, regulation, and enforcement of county jails
Charge: Internet publication of mug shots and criminal history information
Charge: Services provided by sheriffs and constables and whether fee schedules allow cost recovery
Charge: Effect of Proposition 5 (SJR 17, 84th R.S.) on quality of private roadways in counties with population less than 7,500
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including Child Protective Services and 1115 Transformation Waiver
 

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