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Interim Hearings - Week of November 18th

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.
 
November 20th
House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs and Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Joint Hearing)
Topic: Impact of federal actions (including the federal government shutdown, sequestration, military force reductions, and potential base closure or realignment) on active-duty service members, the Texas Military Department, veterans, their families, defense-related contractors, small businesses, local governments, and state agencies

Interim Hearings - Week of November 11th

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.
 
November 12th-13th (11/13 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.
 
November 13th 
House Committee on Homeland Security & Public Safety
Topic: Border security
 

Interim Hearings - Week of October 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.
 
October 22nd-23rd
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 - Weeks of October 7th and 14th

 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.
 
October 9th
Senate Select Committee on Transportation Funding
Topic: Impact of increased energy sector activities on state roads
 
October 15th
Senate Committee on Business & Commerce
Topic: Work plan for 83rd Legislative Interim
Topic: Quarterly updates from the Texas Department of Insurance, the Public Utility Commission of Texas, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas
 
 

Interim Hearings - Week of December 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.
 
December 18th
House Interim Committee on Manufacturing, Interim
Topic: Recommendations for the House, invited and public testimony
 
Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Charge: Texas Emissions Reduction Program and National Ambient Air Quality Standards
 
Senate Committee on Transportation
Charge: Panama Canal expansion and Texas' cargo and shipping industry,  Houston Ship Channel Security
 
Charge: Oversize and overweight vehicles
 
Charge: Toll collection and enforcement tools to pursue toll scofflaws
 
Charge: Natural gas fueling infrastructure, electric vehicle charging stations and alternative-fueled vehicles
 
Charge: Sunset Advisory Committee recommendations; Proposition 12
 
December 19th
  • Public Testimony
    • Texas Facilities Commission
    • Department of Information Resources
    • Procurement and Support Services Division of the Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Public Utility Commission of Texas
    • Railroad Commission of Texas
  • Commission Decisions
  • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
  • Texas Education Agency
  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers
  • Self-Directed Semi-Independent Agency Project Act
 
December 20th          
House Committee on Appropriations
Topic: Program operations and funding considerations at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and General Land Office
 

Interim Hearings - Weeks of December 3rd and 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.
 
December 3rd
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Charge: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) enforcement
 
December 6th
House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform
Charge: Texas Red Tape Challenge
 
December 10th
Senate Committee on State Affairs
Charge: State authority and protection from federal overreach
 
Charge: Texas Workers' Compensation system
 
Charge: Monitor the implementation of legislation, specifically, SB 100, 82nd Regular Session, relating to implementation and impact of the Military Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act
 
December 11th
House Interim Committee on Response to Federal Sequestration
Topic: Possible actions by Texas in response to federal sequestration
 
Senate Committee on Economic Development
Charge: Unemployed return to work programs, long-term unemployed, job training  
 
Charge: Economic benefits of the 25 largest industries in this state, including energy, manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, etc.; economic development incentives for data centers, film incentives, or other specific industry clusters  
 
Charge: Financing for the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund
 
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, including SB 1048, 82nd Legislature, on public-private partnerships
 

Interim Hearings - Weeks of November 19th and 26th

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.
 
November 19th
Senate Committee on State Affairs
Charge: Workforce retention program or deferred retirement option plan (DROP) for Texas Department of Public Safety peace officers
 
Charge:  Health reimbursement accounts and Medicare exchanges for Medicare eligible participants currently covered by and receiving health coverage through the Employees Retirement System, the Teacher Retirement System, the University of Texas, and Texas A&M University
 
Topic: Long-term sustainability of the Employees Retirement System group insurance program and the Texas Public School Retired Employee group insurance program pursuant to 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act, Article I, Employees Retirement System Rider 13 and Article III, Teacher Retirement System Rider 16
 
Topic: Pension benefit studies submitted to the Legislature regarding Employees Retirement System and Teacher Retirement system pension plans pursuant to the 2012-2013 General Appropriations Act, Article IX, Section 18.03
 
November 26th
Senate Committee on Open Government
Charge: Public Information Act revisions
 
Charge: Security of electronic information
 
Charge: Government records retention
 
Charge: Frivolous or overly-burdensome open records requests
 
November 28th
Senate Committee on Natural Resources
Charge: Water rate jurisdiction
 
November 29th
House Committee on Ways & Means
Charge: Property and margins tax issues
 
Senate Committee on Government Organization 
Charge: Cost-effectiveness analysis in state agency rule making
 
Charge: Protection of state information and electronic data
 

Interim Hearings - Week of November 12th

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.
 
November 12th (Dallas), November 13th (San Antonio), and November 14th (Houston)
House Interim Committee on Manufacturing
Charge: Taxes, incentives, regulations, and infrastructure as they relate to manufacturing in Texas
House Interim Committee on Manufacturing
November 12th (Texas Instruments, Dallas), November 13th (Toyota Manufacturing Texas, Inc., San Antonio), and November 14th (Port of Houston Authority, Houston)
Work Sessions – tours for members and staff
 
November 12th
 
 
November 13th
  • Commission Decisions
    • Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs 
    • State Pension Review Board
    • Office of Fire Fighters' Pension Commissioner
    • Port of Houston Authority
    • State Employee Charitable Campaign Policy Committee
    • Texas Commission on the Arts
  • Staff Presentation and Public Testimony
    • Texas Board of Architectural Examiners
    • Texas Board of Professional Engineers
    • Self-Directed Semi-Independent Agency Project Act
    • Texas Education Agency
 

Interim Hearings - Week of November 5th

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.
 
November 7th, 8th, and 9th
House Interim Committee on General Revenue Dedicated Accounts
Charge: Examine the growth of constitutionally and statutorily dedicated accounts and their use in the budget, consider recommendations to reduce the state's reliance on such accounts for budget certification, and identify ways to maximize the use of dedicated funds
Specific accounts to be considered include:
     5050 9-1-1 Service Fees
     5064 Volunteer Fire Department Assistance
     5084 Child Abuse Neglect and Prevention Operating
     5085 Child Abuse Neglect and Prevention Trust
     5111 Designated Trauma Facility and EMS
     5137 Regional Trauma
     5144 Physician Education Loan Repayment Program
     0151 Clean Air
     0655 Petroleum Storage Tank Remediation
     5000 Solid Waste Disposal Fees
     5071 Emissions Reduction Plan
     0009 Game, Fish, and Water Safety
     5100 System Benefit Fund
 
 
November 7th
House Committee on Ways & Means
Charge: Tax administration in Texas, including tax appeals and procedural requirements
 
November 8th
Joint Select Committee on Economic Development
Charge: State and local economic development policy
 

Interim Hearings – Week of October 29th

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.
 
October 30th
Senate Committees on Criminal Justice and Education  (Joint Hearing)
Charge: School discipline practices, Alternative Education Programs (DAEP), and Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Programs (JJAEP)
 
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice (upon adjournment of Joint Hearing with Education)
Charge: Prescription drug abuse trends
 
Charge: Implementation of SB 321, 82nd R.S., Relating to an employee's transportation and storage of certain firearms or ammunition while on certain property owned or controlled by the employee's employer
 
Senate Committee on Education (upon adjournment of Joint Hearing with Criminal Justice)
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically, the following:
 
November 1st
Topic: Windstorm insurance in this state
 

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