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House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures - 82nd R.S. (2011)

Committee Members
Mike "Tuffy" Hamilton, Chair
Chente Quintanilla, Vice Chair
Joe Driver
Charlie Geren
Roland Gutierrez
Patricia Harless
John Kuempel
José Menéndez
Senfronia Thompson
Charges
• Review the alcoholic beverage licensing and permitting process. Explore possible reforms with interested stakeholders to streamline and improve the process.
• Study the feasibility of streamlining the process to obtain an occupational license. Consider consolidating all occupational licenses under one state agency and whether such a move would increase efficiency and effectiveness. Analyze the process being used in other states.
• 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.
• Study all existing occupational licensing programs and determine their impact on consumers, competition, and the cost of services. Explore the extent to which new licensing programs are necessary.

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