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House Committee on County Affairs - 81st R.S. (2009)

Committee Members
Garnet Coleman, Chair
Geanie Morrison, Vice Chair
Leo Berman
Valinda Bolton
Joaquin Castro
John E. Davis
Marisa Márquez
Ralph Sheffield
Wayne Smith
Charges
• Study the current practices and tools available to counties to manage growth and development. Consider incompatible land uses and county rulemaking authority, including rulemaking authority bracketed to counties of a certain population.
• Study county- level health care delivery models for indigent health care that emphasize community-based care to improve the continuity and quality of care. Compare urban and rural health care delivery models and make necessary legislative recommendations.
• Study county oversight related to pretrial release on bond in criminal cases.
• Examine how local governments can better inform the public about local government debts.
• Survey rural economic development programs. Analyze the economic relationship between rural communities and the agriculture industry and their combined impact on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Agriculture and Livestock
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.

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