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House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism - 87th R.S. (2021)

Committee Members
Ken King, Chair
Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, Vice Chair
DeWayne Burns
Travis Clardy
John Frullo
Celia Israel
Matt Krause
Armando Martinez
Christina Morales
Charges
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
    • HB 1728 87th R.S., relating to partnerships between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and nonprofit entities to promote hunting and fishing by certain veterans; and
    • HB 3081 87th R.S., which relates to the issuance of digital tags for the taking of certain animals.
  • Review the overall state of Texas' travel, tourism and hospitality industry. Make recommendations for statutory and regulatory changes to ensure industry resiliency and vitality. Consider the following:
    • Access to federal recovery programs and efforts that enable the draw-down of federal funding;
    • Improvement of workforce reliability; and
    • Use of the supplemental money appropriated to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism through SB 8 87th 3rd C.S.

  • Review state efforts to preserve and develop Texas state parks and open spaces to ensure affordable public access to outdoor recreational and educational opportunities.

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