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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
 

Interim Hearings - Week of May 30

Interim Hearings - Week of May 30
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 1 Top
House Committee on Insurance
Charge 2: Transparency and adequacy of health care networks, consumer protection relating to out-of-network services
Organizational meeting
 
House Committee on Natural Resources
Charge 1: Regional and state water planning processes
Charge 6: Joint groundwater planning, including HB 200, 84th Legislature, R.S.; groundwater ownership, access, and management
Charge 9: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies, including review of surface water permitting in Texas
June 2 Top
House Committee on Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Topic 1: Maintaining military value of defense installations and communities
Charge 1: Encroachment on military bases
Charge 2: Real Estate property disclosures of proximity to military installations
Charge 4: Minimize negative consequences of a potential forthcoming BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) round
Charge 5: Impact of sequestration and federal defense spending on Texas military
Topic 2: Education and employment barriers for veterans
Charge 6: Education/employment barriers for veterans; college credit for service-related training in the armed forces
Topic 3: Oversight of legislation passed by committee
Charge 7: Legislative oversight and monitoring of agencies
 
House Select Committee on Mental Health
Topic: Mental/behavioral health care services in Texas, including health insurance plans and law enforcement/criminal justice
 

Interim Hearings - Week of May 23

Interim Hearings - Week of May 23
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 23 Top
House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock
Charge 1: Policy challenges to the state's agriculture and livestock industry
 
 
Charge 4: Windblown trash
Invited Testimony
 
Charge 5: Appraisal of agricultural land
 
House Committee on Environmental Regulation
Charge 1: Household hazardous waste disposal
Charge 4: Scrap tire management and disposal
Charge 5: Legislative oversight and monitoring
 
House Committee on Urban Affairs
Charge 3: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs low-income tax credit, compliance with U.S. Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs et al. v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., et al. on fair housing in Texas
Charge 4: Housing programs and policies in Texas, compliance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rules
Charge 5: Low-income housing availability
Charge 7: Legislative oversight and monitoring, including Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs
 
Charge: Surface water and groundwater
May 24 Top
Joint charge: Emerging technologies used by law enforcement and issues related to appropriate dissemination of the data
May 25 Top
Joint charge: Criminal records
Charge: Public information
Charge: Commercial motor vehicles
House Committee on Transportation
Topic: Utility relocation issues on state right-of-way construction and maintenance projects
Topic: Toll revenues and total debt service
Topic: TxDOT Rail Division
Topic: TxDOT Rural Transit Division
Topic: Texas ports 
·        Interim Hearings – Week of May 2, Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports, Legislative Reference Library, May 4, 2016
 
Topic: DMV processing and handling fee
Topic: Financial forecast relating to transportation funding (testimony from Comptroller Hegar)
 
Topic: Finance options used in other states to fund transportation infrastructure
Topic: Design-build contracts
 

Interim Hearings - Week of May 16

Interim Hearings - Week of May 16
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 16 Top
House Committee on County Affairs
Topic: Texas Healthcare Transformation and Quality Improvement Program 1115 Waiver
Topic: Counties involvement in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases
House Committees on County Affairs and Urban Affairs (Joint Hearing) 
Joint charge: Risk and mitigation of wildfires, floods, and other natural hazards in the wildland-urban interface; natural disasters
House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence
Charge: Asset forfeiture
Senate Committee on Higher Education
Charge: Current funding methods for both general academic institutions and community colleges, performance-based funding for community colleges
Charge: Funding for GAIs (General Academic Institutions) and HRIs (Health Related Institutions), tuition-revenue generating special items and formula and research funding for new medical schools
May 17 Top
House Committees on Corrections and Criminal Jurisprudence (Joint Hearing) 
Charge: Probation & parole - fees and revocations
House Committees on Human Services and Urban Affairs
Charge: Boarding homes
Senate Committee on Criminal Justice
Charge 3: Reentry programs provided by TDCJ and the Windham School, including inmates in administrative segregation; Certified Peer Support Services; Darrington Seminary Program   
Charge 4: Pretrial diversion and treatment programs   
Charge 5: Dissemination of bulk criminal records   
Charge 6: Costs for family members to maintain contact with incarcerated family members    
 
Senate Committee on Finance
Charge: Strengthening restriction on appropriations established in Article VIII, Section 22 of the state constitution (spending cap)
Senate Committee on Health & Human Services  
Topic: Zika virus
May 18 Top
House Committee on Appropriations
Charge 1 (partial): Dedicated accounts, budget transparency
Charge 3: Texas constitutional spending limits, comparison to other states
Joint Legislative Committee on Health & Human Services Transition, Oversight  
Invited testimony
 
May 19 Top
Topic: Cost reporting process for long term programs
House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence  
Charge 1: Trafficking
Charge 4: Jury service
Charge 6: Lemon law
House Committee on Public Health
Charge: Improving birth outcomes
Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations
Charge 1: Extraterritorial jurisdiction expansion and municipal annexation process
 

Interim Hearings - Week of May 9

Interim Hearings - Week of May 9
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 10 Top
House Committee on Higher Education
Charge 3: College affordability and accessibility with a focus on middle-class students; tuition, financial aid, student debt
Senate Select Committee on Property Tax Reform & Relief
Charge: Property tax process
Charge: Tax burden
May 11  Top
House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics
Charge 2: Contracting practices at major state agencies
House Committee on Public Education
Charge: Teacher-student relationships 
Charge: Broadband services  for schools, libraries, and institutions of higher education
 
House Committee on Public Education
Charge: Legislative oversight and monitoring (invited testimony only)

 

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Interim Hearings - Week of May 2

Interim Hearings - Week of May 2
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 2
Charge 17: State parks system funding, recent legislation including the General Appropriations Act, HB 158, and SB 1366, 84th R.S.
House Committee on Environmental Regulation  
Charge 2: Surface water management compliance
 
Charge 3: Local environmental regulation initiatives; resolve ambiguous regulations regarding priority of state or local authority
 
May 3
House Committees on Economic & Small Business Development and Public Education (Joint Hearing)   
Joint charge: Partnerships between higher education institutions, public school districts, and workforce that promote postsecondary readiness 
 
Rules and laws limiting employers from providing internships or apprenticeships 
Workforce training, incentivizing business to invest in training 
 
May 4
Senate Committee on Business & Commerce
Topic: Penalty calculations under the current prompt payment of health care claim laws and regulations
 
Topic: Implementation of legislation, specifically legislation intended to further protect consumers from the balance billing process
Eightieth Legislature, Regular Session, 2007, Texas Department of Insurance, January 2009
 
Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports
Topic: Committee rules and organizational business
Topic: Economic impact of inland waterways, coastal ports, and inland ports on the state economy
 
Topic: Future impact of Panama Canal expansion on Texas ports
 
Charge: Interstate Compact: cost-benefit analysis of a potential interstate compact on border security, and the constitutional and legal questions
 
Topic: TDCJ invited testimony answering questions from previous hearing on PEP
  • Interim Hearings - Week of March 21, Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations, Subcommittee on Border Security, Legislative Reference Library, March 14, 2016
 
May 5
Charge 15: Higher education funding formulas
 
Joint Interim Committee to Study Border Security
Topic: Implementation of HB 11, 84th Legislature, R.S., and additional border security efforts
 

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