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House Committee on Investments and Financial Services - 83rd R.S. (2013)

Committee Members
Mike Villarreal, Chair
Dan Flynn, Vice Chair
Charles 'Doc' Anderson
Cindy Burkett
Jodie Laubenberg
Oscar Longoria
Larry Phillips
Charges
• Review Texas home equity laws. Study and make recommendations for ensuring Texas consumers have appropriate access to the equity in their homes and adequate protections.
• Review the state regulatory and administrative systems related to public school bond issuances. (Joint charge with the House Committee on Public Education)
• Analyze the costs and benefits of implementing an intrastate equity crowd funding system in Texas. Examine the programs other states have implemented and determine whether an equity crowd funding system is appropriate for Texas, and what statutory changes or regulations are necessary to implement equity crowd funding.
• Conduct legislative oversight and monitoring of the agencies and programs under the committee’s jurisdiction and the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 83rd Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee should:
a. consider any reforms to state agencies to make them more responsive to Texas taxpayers and citizens;
b. identify issues regarding the agency or its governance that may be appropriate to investigate, improve, remedy, or eliminate;
c. determine whether an agency is operating in a transparent and efficient manner; and
d. identify opportunities to streamline programs and services while maintaining the mission of the agency and its programs.

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