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House Committee on Land and Resource Management - 82nd R.S. (2011)

Committee Members
René O. Oliveira, Chair
Tim Kleinschmidt, Vice Chair
Rafael Anchia
Rodney Anderson
Fred Brown
John V. Garza
Lois W. Kolkhorst
George Lavender
Dee Margo
John Raney
Charges
• Examine the Cabin Program managed by the General Land Office. Review the history of the program, the current fee structure, and the renewal process and whether the program is achieving the goals for which it was created. Make appropriate legislative recommendations.
• Monitor and examine the ongoing litigation of Severance v. Patterson and its impact on the Texas Open Beaches Act.
• Examine the effectiveness of the Texas Private Real Property Rights Preservation Act (Chapter 2007, Government Code).
• Examine current regulatory authority available to municipalities in their extraterritorial jurisdiction. Make necessary legislative recommendations to ensure a proper balance between development activities and municipal regulations.
• Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 82nd Legislature.
• Study and make recommendations for significantly improving the state's manufacturing capability.
• Find ways to increase transparency, accountability and efficiency in state government.

Note:
Raney appointed 12/23/2011.

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