Senate Committee on Economic Development - 74th R.S. (1995)

Committee Members


  • Monitor the implementation of the provisions of HB 2128 74th R.S., the telecommunications bill, including: assessing its effectiveness in increasing competition in the local exchange market; determining the extent to which local exchange companies have increased their investment in the telecommunications infrastructure in Texas and identify which areas of the state, if any, have not fully benefited from such investments; and assessing the effectiveness of the use of the telecommunications infrastructure fund in improving the capabilities of Texas schools, libraries and hospitals.
  • Review and make recommendations regarding the cost benefit analysis or other evaluation reports performed by the Comptroller of Public Accounts and the State Auditor on the tax abatement program, enterprise zone program or other state financial incentive programs.
  • Study the potential benefits and liabilities of medical savings accounts as an additional health care option for individuals and employers.


John Carona (Member) appointed 6/20/1996. John Leedom (Member) 12/13/1994 - 3/19/1996.

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