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House Committee on General Investigating - 77th R.S. (2001)

Committee Members
Pete Gallego, Chair
D.R. 'Tom' Uher, Vice Chair
Joe Crabb
Craig Eiland
Terry Keel
Charges
• Review the state's laws and procedures for the creation of special purpose districts whose jurisdiction is limited to a specific geographic area or areas and whose powers may include the imposition of taxes, the creation of public debt, the exercise of eminent domain, or the exercise of police power. Consider the proliferation of special purpose districts, and investigate whether the activities of these districts comport with the legislative intentions and public purposes for which they were created.

• Examine policies and procedures governing the Texas Department of Public Safety's crime lab to insure high standards for the testing of evidence for law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

• Monitor procedures and activities of the State Board of Education in its management of the Permanent School Fund.

• Review the compliance of state agencies with state law related to Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Participation.

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