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Interim Hearings – Week of June 23rd

Interim Hearings – Week of June 23rd
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 23rd Top
Senate Committee on Open Government
Charge: Transparency of information available on state websites regarding state expenditures, reports, and contracts
 
Senate Committee on Transportation
Invited testimony updates from the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Public Safety
Charge: Texas Department of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organization's progress on reducing congestion on the 100 Most Congested Roadway segments
 
Charge: Comprehensive Development Agreements (CDA) and Design/Build project delivery methods
 
Joint Committee on Water Desalination
Topic: Water desalination, with special focus on ocean and saltwater desalination
 
June 24th Top
Topics: Future reliability of all current state transportation funding sources; alternatives that may increase available state funding for transportation; use of debt financing in state transportation funding, including the uses of the Texas Mobility Fund; alternative transportation funding options used nationally and internationally
 
June 25th Top
House Committee on Natural Resources
Charge: Groundwater availability, management, and development, brackish groundwater, and groundwater district permitting
 
Charge: Protection of privately owned lands in state's water supply and environmental flows
 
Charge: Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) projects
 
June 26th Top
House Committee on Natural Resources
Charge: Implementation of HB 4 and SJR 1, 83rd Legislature, R.S., and progress of Texas Water Development Board to provide a stable, long-term funding source for the State Water Plan
 
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies and programs
 

Interim Hearings - Week of June 16th

Interim Hearings - Week of June 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.
Charge: Administration of new state funding to expand behavioral health services; public mental health system funding methodology
 
Joint Committee on Water Desalination
Invited and public testimony regarding water desalination
 
Charge: Implementation of provisions of SB 7, 83rd Legislature, R.S., and Article II Special Provisions Section 48 regarding the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
 
Charge: Implementation of cost-containment initiatives in health and human services programs directed by Health and Human Services Commission Rider 51 (Medicaid Funding Reduction and Cost Containment)
 
Senate Committee on Government Organization
Charge: State agencies' mandated reporting practices
 
Charge: Implementation of SB 1597, 83rd Legislature, R.S., relating to state agency information security plans
 

Interim Hearings - Week of June 9th

Interim Hearings - Week of June 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.
House Committee on County Affairs
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring, Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver
 
Charge: 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
 
Charge: State Strike Force Team
 
Topic: Veterans Health Care Access

Interim Hearings - Week of June 2nd

 
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.
 
Topic: Organizational meeting in accordance with Section 15.438 of the Texas Water Code
 
Charge: Implementation of SB 393 and SB 1114, 83rd Legislature, R.S., and determine school districts that have implemented graduated sanctions in SB 393
 
Charge: Implementation of statewide electronic filing as mandated by the Texas Supreme Court, and determine those jurisdictions that have imposed the local transaction fee, as created by HB 2302, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
 
Topic: Allegations requiring the forfeiture of future rights to nondisclosure as a condition of plea agreements in certain counties
 
Charge: Crisis resources for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual/developmental disabilities
 
Charge: STAR+PLUS managed care expansion/transition
  • STAR+PLUS Expansion, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • STAR+PLUS (Overview, Handbook, External Quality Review Organization Reports), Texas Health and Human Services Commission
 

Interim Hearings – Week of May 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.
House Committee on Business & Industry
Charge: Existing lien laws, specifically: enforcement of contract liens affecting real property; imposition of mechanics' liens on automobiles; and ad valorem tax lien lending after implementation of SB 247, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
Charge: Wage theft
 
House Committee on Business & Industry CANCELLED
The Committee will only meet if all testimony was not completed in Business & Industry's May 27th hearing. If all testimony was heard, this hearing for May 28th will be cancelled. 
 
House Committee on Ways & Means
Charge: Review state event trust fund accounts, including Major Events Trust Fund, Special Events Trust Fund, Events Trust Fund, and Motor Sports Racing Trust Fund
 
House Committees on Appropriations - S/C on Articles I, IV, & V  and Corrections (Joint Hearing)
Charge: Correctional Managed Health Care system and forecasts for short and long-term criminal justice populations and health care cost trends
 
Charge: Information technology (IT) infrastructure, data center consolidation, and the Department of Information Resources' Cooperative Contracts Program
 
House Committee on Corrections
Charge: Correctional facilities and processes review, with emphasis on efficiencies, effectiveness, and recidivism
 

Interim Hearings - Week of May 19th

Interim Hearings - Week of May 19th
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.
May 19th  Top
Charge: Ammonium nitrate regulation and insurance
 
Charge: Role of state and local governments in disaster recovery
Charge: 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill funds
 
Charge: Progress on reducing the reliance on dedicated accounts for budget certification
 
House Committees on Government Efficiency & Reform and Technology (Joint Hearing)
Charge: Department of Information Resources' Cooperative Contracts
 
Charge: Public's accessibility to government services and agencies through the use of mobile applications and online services
 
House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform
Charge: State agencies using the Texas Workforce Commission's "Work in Texas" website for a more standardized applications process
 
Charge: Texas home equity laws
 
Charge: Intrastate equity crowd funding system in Texas
 
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
House Committee on Technology
Charge: Feasibility of an integrated identity management program (IIMP) for state agencies
House Committee on Elections
Charge: Online voter registration systems
 
Charge: Secretary of State study required by HB 3103, 83rd Legislature, R.S., regarding moving the date of the Texas presidential primary election
 
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations
 
House Committee on Investments & Financial Services CANCELLED
 
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations CANCELLED
 
 
 

Interim Hearings – Weeks of May 5th-May 12th

Interim Hearings – Weeks of May 5th-May 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.
House Committee on County Affairs
Charge 2: Oversight of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, jail issues including mental health
 
Charge 3: Health advisory panel from HB 3793, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
Charge 4: Cite-and-summons policy and effect on overcrowding in county jails
Charge 6: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
House Committee on Energy Resources
Charge: Increased seismic activity in the Barnett Shale and other areas of the State
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations
 
Charge: Higher education funding formulas
 
Charge: Research funds
 
House Committee on Environmental Regulation
Charge: Environmental permitting processes at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), specifically the contested-case hearing process at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), timelines, and economic impact
House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations CANCELLED
 
House Committee on Public Education
Charge: Student achievement
Charge: Teacher evaluation
Charge: Teacher preparation and recruitment
House Committees on County Affairs and Defense & Veterans' Affairs (Joint Hearing, 10:00 a.m.)
Charge: Veterans courts and implementation of SB 462, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Charge: Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Program, veterans' mental health and PTSD, and implementation of HB 2392, 83rd Legislature, R.S.
House Committee on County Affairs
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver
Joint Legislative Committee on Human Trafficking
Topics: Implementation of anti-human trafficking legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature; agency updates on anti-human trafficking efforts; and updates from the Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force
 
Charge: Litigation related to environmental contamination brought by local governments
House Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism
Charge: Alligator gar and largemouth bass populations in Falcon Lake
 
Joint Legislative Committee on Aging
Topic: Initiatives to address various needs among Texas' aging population
 

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

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