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Interim Hearings - Week of November 28

Interim Hearings - Week of November 28

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 30

Topic: Determine and adopt a sufficient balance to maintain in the Economic Stabilization Fund

 

December 1

House Committee on Insurance

Charge: Weather-related property insurance claims and incidence of litigation of these claims

Interim Hearings - Week of November 21

Interim Hearings - Week of November 21

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 21

House Committees on Human Services and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Youth recruited into human trafficking, pipeline from foster care

Interim Hearings - Week of November 14

Interim Hearings - Week of November 14
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 14 Top
House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics
Charge 1: Ethics laws governing public officers and employees
House Committee on Pensions
Charge: Immediate and long-term fiscal impact to the state of the unfunded liabilities for the Law Enforcement and Custodial Officer Supplemental Retirement Fund (LECOS) as part of the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS)
November 16 Top
House Committee on County Affairs
Topic: Improvements to Child Protective Services such as salary increases, employee retention, recruitment of qualified employees, and additional suggestions on ways to decrease turnover and create better outcomes within the agency
Topic: Improvements to criminal justice system such as diversion practices, increasing training provided to jail staff, improving Texas' racial profiling policies, and additional suggestions on ways to better the criminal justice system
 

Interim Hearings - Week of October 24

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 26

Senate Committee on Finance

Topic: Child Protective Services' (CPS) plan to ensure timely contact with children at immediate risk of abuse or neglect, impact of CPS initiatives funded in the 2016-17 General Appropriations Act, and status of CPS Transformation

Topic: LBB update on fiscal years 2016-17 supplemental costs for the General Appropriations Act

Interim Hearings - Week of October 17

Interim Hearings - Week of October 17
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 17
House Committee on Public Education
Topic: School choice programs
October 18
Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security
Topic: Implementation of HB 11, 84th Legislature, R.S., and additional border security efforts
 
 
 

Interim Hearings - Week of October 10

Interim Hearings - Week of October 10

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 October 10 

October 12

House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics 

Charge 4: State agencies' use of emergency leave and settlement payments

 

House Committee on Insurance 

Charge 4: Texas credit for reinsurance statutes and effect on market capacity, cost of regulatory compliance, and prospect of federal preemption, and alternative credit for reinsurance statutes in other jurisdictions

 

Charge 5: Implementation of SB 900, 84th Legislature, R.S., including rulemaking by Texas Department of Insurance and adoption of updated plan of operation by Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

 

Joint Legislative Committee on Aging

Topic: Geriatric training and continuing education among physical and mental health professionals 

 

Topic: Collaborative and innovative aging services across the state 

October 13

House Committee on Natural Resources

Charge 3: Freshwater loss 

 

Charge 1: Regional and state water planning processes, with emphasis on integration of HB 4, 83rd Legislature, R.S., regional planning groups, groundwater management, drought of record, and related issues 

 

Charge 9: Legislative oversight and monitoring, including review of the surface water permitting process in Texas 

Joint Legislative Committee on Aging 

Topic: Influenza and bacterial pneumonia disease in long term care facilities

 

Topic: Elderly financial abuse

House Committees on Agriculture & Livestock and Natural Resources (Joint Hearing)

Charge: Sources of water used by Texans in the production of food and fiber; water delivery methods, water conservation goals, and water-usage management practices in agriculture

Interim Hearings - Week of October 3

Interim Hearings - Week of October 3
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 3
Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief (Plano) 
Charges: Property tax process and Tax burden
 
October 4
Charge 1: Texas Department of Transportation's role in responding to natural disasters
 
Charge 7: Oversize or overweight corridors
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Charge 1: Law enforcement - community engagement, dangers to law enforcement officers, threat assessment data, reducing number of injuries and deaths to or by law enforcement officers
October 5
Senate Committee on Business & Commerce
Charge: Occupational licensing
Charge: Lawsuits related to property claims from hail storms and weather events
Charge: Implementation of legislation addressed by the committee during the 84th Legislature, specifically:  changes made to the operation of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, and regulation of public insurance adjusters
Senate Committee on State Affairs
Charge: Current ethics laws governing public officials and employees, public officials' reporting requirements to Texas Ethics Commission, categorization of ethics reporting violations
Joint Interim Committee to Study a Coastal Barrier System
Topic: Desirability and feasibility of constructing a coastal barrier system
 
 

Interim Hearings - Week of September 26

Interim Hearings - Week of September 26
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.
September 26 Top
House Committee on Ways & Means
Charge 1: Aspects of the property tax system that contribute to rising property tax levies and taxpayer dissatisfaction
Charge 2: Impact of franchise tax repeal
Charge 3: Impact of ongoing tax litigation, including American Multi-Cinema, Inc. v. Hegar, on revenue stability
Charge 4: State Auditor's review of Chapter 313 agreements
Charge 6: Competitiveness of Texas' tax structure for marine goods and services compared to other states
Charge 8: Implementation of increased residence homestead exemption as approved by the voters in Proposition 1 (SJR 1, 84th Legislature, R.S.)
 
September 28 Top
House Committees on Appropriations and Public Education (Joint Hearing) 
Charges related to school finance including, but not limited to, Additional State Aid for Tax Reduction (ASATR), recapture, and the Cost of Education Index (CEI)
Topic: Border security and operations, including efforts of local law enforcement
Topic: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
Charge 1: Texas Department of Transportation's role in responding to natural disasters
Charge 7: Oversize or overweight corridors
Topic: Transportation funding mechanisms, including Texas Emissions Reduction Plan funds, reduction and rededication of Motor Fuels Tax Collection timely payment deduction including Comptrollers administrative and enforcement allowance associated with motor fuels tax collection
Topic:  Transportation reinvestment zones for use by municipalities and counties transportation funding
Topic:  Short or long term funding options that could enhance transportation construction, design, planning, or maintenance
Charge 1: Implementation of federal regulations
House and Senate Select Committees on State Real Property Data Collection, Reporting, & Assessment (Joint Hearing) 
Topics: Update from agencies on the status of the report on the statewide strategy, required by HB 3750, 84th R.S., that will ensure all real property owned by the state is adequately insured;  potential benefits of maintaining a comprehensive database of all real property owned by the state
September 29 Top
House Committees on Appropriations and Public Education (Joint Hearing) 
Charges related to school finance including, but not limited to school facilities
House Committee on Pensions
Charge 5: Investment performance benchmarks utilized by the state's pension funds and impact of portfolio diversification and short-and long-term market assumptions
Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief  (Houston) 
Charges: Property tax process and Tax burden
 

Interim Hearings - Week of September 19

Interim Hearings - Week of September 19
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.
September 20 Top
(Fort Stockton, TX)
Charge 6: Joint groundwater planning, including HB 200, 84th Legislature, R.S., and ongoing legal developments concerning ownership access to groundwater and impact on property rights and groundwater management
House Committee on County Affairs
Topic: Racial disparities during traffic stops within Texas Department of Public Safety, the constitutionality of equal protection claims and concerns that arise from DPS racial disparities, de-escalation tactics, and diversion before booking
 
September 21 Top
 
House Committees on County Affairs and Criminal Jurisprudence  (Joint Hearing) 
Charge: Pretrial service and bonding practices, bail and pre-trial confinement decisions
House Committee on Elections
Charge 2: Voter registration rolls
Charge 4: Mail-ballot fraud
Charge 5: Compliance with campaign finance reporting laws by local officials and candidates
House Committee on Land & Resource Management
Charge: Regulatory authority of municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction, current annexation policies
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
(Del Rio, TX)
Charge 6: Joint groundwater planning, including HB 200, 84th Legislature, R.S., and ongoing legal developments concerning ownership access to groundwater and impact on property rights and groundwater management
See September 20, above
 
September 22 Top
House Committee on Appropriations
Charge 8: Ongoing implementation of SB 20, 84th Legislature, R.S., and Article IX, Sec. 7.12 of the General Appropriations Act, HB 1, 84th R.S., study of trends in state contracting as developed by the Legislative Budget Board
House Committee on Elections
Charge 1: Petition process for addressing local ordinances
Charge 3: Transparency of local bond elections
Charge 6: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, specifically: methods by which local election officials are informed about changes to election law
 
House Select Committee on Mental Health
Topics: Mental health/behavioral care services in Texas, including, but not limited to, Texas' State Hospitals and mental health bed allocation, and availability of mental health services on the campuses of Texas institutions of higher education
 

Interim Hearings - Week of September 12

Interim Hearings - Week of September 12
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.
September 12 Top
Senate Committee on Higher Education
Charge: Regional workforce needs in the state, baccalaureate degrees at public community colleges
Charge: Implementation of legislation, specifically:
  1. Initiatives designed to create effective, clear transfer pathways for students, including the newly enacted multidisciplinary studies associate degree
  2. Implementation and progress of the Math and Science Scholars Loan Repayment Program
  3. Progress of pilot program enacted by the 83rd Legislature relating to improving student loan default rates and financial aid literacy among postsecondary students
 
September 13 Top
House Committees on Defense & Veterans' Affairs and Higher Education (Joint Hearing) 
Joint charge: Hazlewood Act
 
House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility
Charge 1: Extent to which state regulation and policy are influenced by mandates attached to federal funding
Charge 2: Resolutions approved by the Legislature during recent legislative sessions calling on the federal government to take certain actions, and actions taken
 
Charge 3: Texas statutes prohibiting or restricting investment in foreign nations
 
Topic: Article V
Senate Committee on Education
Charge: Digital learning, school broadband access
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically legislation to establish criteria for alternative measures of assessments to meet high school graduation requirements
 
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation and riders, including but not limited to:
  • The impact of changes made by the Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Protective Services on child safety, workforce retention, prevention, and permanency;
  • Initiatives to reduce Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse, and other cost containment strategies, including examining the processes and procedures used by managed care organizations to address Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse; and
  • The consolidation and expansion of women's health programs at the Health and Human Services Commission.
Charge: Impact of the Section 1115 Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program Waiver; other mechanisms to control costs and increase quality and efficiency in the Medicaid program, including the pursuit of a block grant or a Section 1332 Medicaid State Innovation Waiver
September 14 Top
Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Human Services Transition, Oversight
Charge: Short-term lending industry in Texas, consumer access to credit, consumer protections
Charge 2: Family law and parent-child relationship statutes and application of foreign law
Charge 3: Self-represented litigants
Charge 5: Implementation of expedited action provisions of HB 274, 82nd Legislature, R.S.
Senate Committee on Education
Charge: School choice, education savings account and tax credit scholarship programs
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically:
Senate Committee on State Affairs  
Charge: Guardianships 
Charge: Public integrity unit under authority of Texas Rangers 
 
Charge: Practice of using public funds and employees for the payment processing of union dues 
Senate Committee on Transportation
Topic: Overview and update from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Texas Department of Public Safety
Charge: New and anticipated revenue appropriated to the Texas Department of Transportation and recommendations that address project prioritization and selection, effectiveness of staffing levels and project delivery methods
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically:
1.      Progress of the Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to propose a plan to eliminate toll roads
2.      Removing eminent domain authority from private toll corporations
3.      Ending the issuing of any new debt from the Texas Mobility Fund (TMF) and prohibiting future use of the TMF on toll projects
 
September 15 Top
Senate Committee on Finance                 
Charge: Monitor implementation of legislation, specifically:
  1. Tax relief provided to property owners
  2. Gradual phase out of the franchise tax
  3. Support for and the enhancement of graduate medical education
  4. Efforts of the Department of Information Resources (DIR) to modernize the technology of state agencies
  5. Implementation of required changes to state agency contracting, purchasing, and accounting procedures
  6. Monitor the implementation of Health and Human Services Commission Rider 50

 
Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports
Topic: Economic impact that inland waterways, coastal ports and inland ports have on the state economy
Topic: Future impact that the Panama Canal expansion will have on Texas ports
 

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