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House Committee on County Affairs - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Tom Ramsay, Chair
Glenn Lewis, Vice Chair
Betty Brown
Warren Chisum
David Farabee
Harvey Hilderbran
Mike Krusee
Ignacio Salinas, Jr.
John Shields
• Review the implementation of HB 2869, 77th Legislature, Regular Session, creating the Texas County Financial Data Advisory Committee, and county information systems, including coordination with state agencies.
• Examine the revenue sources available to county governments, including but not limited to taxes, to determine whether revenue sources are keeping pace with demands for services. Among other factors affecting revenues, evaluate the impact of ad valorem tax exemptions granted since 1985. Assess the varying levels of tax effort in different counties and factors that may account for the differences observed.
• Review the County Essential Services Grant Program and other programs to assist counties with mandatory duties.
• Review the implementation of county fee and fine collection programs and SB 732, 77th Legislature.
• Actively monitor agencies and programs under the committee's oversight jurisdiction.

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